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Arthur Boyd

Works by Arthur Boyd

Arthur Boyd (1920 - 1999) is one of Australia's most respected and internationally acclaimed artists. While his formal art training was minimal, Boyd had the advantage of being born into an illustrious family whose members included judges, artists, writers, merchants and architects. In fact it was Boyd's grandfather who taught him the rudiments of painting in the Heidelberg impressionist tradition.

He staged his first solo exhibition in 1939. After serving in the army in WWII he devoted the rest of his life to painting and ceramic sculpture.

While he spent many years dividing his time between the United Kingdom and Australia, Boyd and his work remain synonymous with the Shoalhaven River area in southern New South Wales.

Arthur Boyd's work is represented in prestigious collections all over the world. In 1995 he was named Australian of the Year.