Arthur Boyd

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Not to be confused with Arthur Merric Boyd (1862-1940)wikipedia
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Clifton Pugh

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Boyd was a member of the Antipodeans, a group of Melbourne painters that also included Clifton Pugh, David Boyd, John Brack, Robert Dickerson, John Perceval and Charles Blackman.
Important early group exhibitions include The Antipodeans, the exhibition for which Bernard Smith drafted a manifesto in support of Australian figurative painting, an exhibition in which Arthur Boyd, David Boyd, John Brack, Robert Dickerson, John Perceval and Charles Blackman showed; a joint exhibition with Barry Humphries, in which the two responded to Dadaism; and Group of Four at the Victorian Artists Society Gallery with Pugh, John Howley, Don Laycock and Lawrence Daws.

Charles Blackman

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Boyd was a member of the Antipodeans, a group of Melbourne painters that also included Clifton Pugh, David Boyd, John Brack, Robert Dickerson, John Perceval and Charles Blackman.
He was a member of the Antipodeans, a group of Melbourne painters that also included Arthur Boyd, David Boyd, John Brack, Robert Dickerson, John Perceval, and Clifton Pugh.

David Boyd (artist)

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Boyd was a member of the Antipodeans, a group of Melbourne painters that also included Clifton Pugh, David Boyd, John Brack, Robert Dickerson, John Perceval and Charles Blackman.
Their second-born son Merric Boyd married Doris Gough and had five artistic children, Lucy de Guzman Boyd, Arthur Boyd, Guy Boyd, David Boyd, and Mary Elizabeth Boyd.

Martin Boyd

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The Boyd family artistic dynasty includes painters, sculptors, architects and other arts professionals, commencing with Boyd's grandmother Emma Minnie Boyd and her husband Arthur Merric Boyd, Boyd's father Merric and mother Doris; 'She was the backbone of the family' recalls Boyd "without her, the entire family would have fallen apart", uncles Penleigh Boyd and Martin Boyd, and siblings Guy, David and Lucy.
1916), painter Arthur Boyd (1920–1999), sculptor Guy Boyd (1923–1988), painter David Boyd (1924–2011), painter Mary Nolan (1926–2016) – who was married to painters John Perceval and Sidney Nolan – and architect Robin Boyd (1919–1971).

John Perceval

Boyd was a member of the Antipodeans, a group of Melbourne painters that also included Clifton Pugh, David Boyd, John Brack, Robert Dickerson, John Perceval and Charles Blackman. His other sister Mary Boyd, also a painter, married first John Perceval, and then later Sidney Nolan, both artists.
Other members included John Reed, Joy Hester, Sidney Nolan, Arthur Boyd and Albert Tucker.

Guy Boyd (sculptor)

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The Boyd family artistic dynasty includes painters, sculptors, architects and other arts professionals, commencing with Boyd's grandmother Emma Minnie Boyd and her husband Arthur Merric Boyd, Boyd's father Merric and mother Doris; 'She was the backbone of the family' recalls Boyd "without her, the entire family would have fallen apart", uncles Penleigh Boyd and Martin Boyd, and siblings Guy, David and Lucy.
Brother of Arthur and David, both painters, Lucy a potter, and Mary, a painter (who married first John Perceval, and then later Sidney Nolan, both artists), he grew up in his father's pottery.

Penleigh Boyd

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The Boyd family artistic dynasty includes painters, sculptors, architects and other arts professionals, commencing with Boyd's grandmother Emma Minnie Boyd and her husband Arthur Merric Boyd, Boyd's father Merric and mother Doris; 'She was the backbone of the family' recalls Boyd "without her, the entire family would have fallen apart", uncles Penleigh Boyd and Martin Boyd, and siblings Guy, David and Lucy.
His son Robin Boyd (1919–1971) became a famous and influential architect, educator and social commentator, and his nephews Arthur Boyd, Guy Boyd and David Boyd became prominent artists.

Sidney Nolan

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His other sister Mary Boyd, also a painter, married first John Perceval, and then later Sidney Nolan, both artists.
Nolan was a close friend of the arts patrons John and Sunday Reed, and is regarded as one of the leading figures of the so-called "Heide Circle" that also included Albert Tucker, Joy Hester, Arthur Boyd and John Perceval.

Merric Boyd

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The Boyd family artistic dynasty includes painters, sculptors, architects and other arts professionals, commencing with Boyd's grandmother Emma Minnie Boyd and her husband Arthur Merric Boyd, Boyd's father Merric and mother Doris; 'She was the backbone of the family' recalls Boyd "without her, the entire family would have fallen apart", uncles Penleigh Boyd and Martin Boyd, and siblings Guy, David and Lucy. Boyd was born at Murrumbeena, Victoria into the artistic dynasty Boyd family, the son of Doris Boyd and her husband Merric, both potters and painters.
Together with his wife, Doris, they raised noted Australian artists including painters Arthur and David, and sculptor Guy.

Doris Boyd

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The Boyd family artistic dynasty includes painters, sculptors, architects and other arts professionals, commencing with Boyd's grandmother Emma Minnie Boyd and her husband Arthur Merric Boyd, Boyd's father Merric and mother Doris; 'She was the backbone of the family' recalls Boyd "without her, the entire family would have fallen apart", uncles Penleigh Boyd and Martin Boyd, and siblings Guy, David and Lucy. Boyd was born at Murrumbeena, Victoria into the artistic dynasty Boyd family, the son of Doris Boyd and her husband Merric, both potters and painters.
Lucy, Arthur (painter, ceramics), Guy (pottery,sculpture), David (pottery, painting) and Mary.

Art Gallery of New South Wales

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Several famous works set Biblical stories against the Australian landscape, such as The Expulsion (1947–48), now at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
20th-century Australian artists represented include: Arthur Boyd, Rupert Bunny, Grace Cossington Smith, H. H. Calvert, William Dobell, Russell Drysdale, James Gleeson, Sidney Nolan, John Olsen, Margaret Preston, Hugh Ramsay, Lloyd Rees, Imants Tillers, J. W. Tristram, Roland Wakelin, Brett Whiteley, Fred Williams and Blamire Young.

Murrumbeena, Victoria

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Boyd was born at Murrumbeena, Victoria into the artistic dynasty Boyd family, the son of Doris Boyd and her husband Merric, both potters and painters.
Outer Circle: The Boyds and the Murrumbeena Artists (NGV Australia 2014) presented the works created by Merric Boyd, Australia's first studio potter, Arthur Boyd, John Perceval and others at Open Country and the Arthur Merric Boyd (AMB) Pottery on Neerim Road.

Robert Dickerson

Boyd was a member of the Antipodeans, a group of Melbourne painters that also included Clifton Pugh, David Boyd, John Brack, Robert Dickerson, John Perceval and Charles Blackman.
In 1959 he joined Charles Blackman, David Boyd, John Brack, Bernard Smith, Arthur Boyd and Clifton Pugh to form the Antipodeans—a group of figurative artists making a statement opposing abstractionism in their day.

National Gallery of Victoria Art School

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After leaving school aged 14 years, Boyd briefly attended night classes at the National Gallery School in Melbourne where Jewish immigrant artist Yosl Bergner introduced Boyd to writers such as Dostoyevsky and Kafka and influenced his humanitarian values and social conscience.

Emma Minnie Boyd

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The Boyd family artistic dynasty includes painters, sculptors, architects and other arts professionals, commencing with Boyd's grandmother Emma Minnie Boyd and her husband Arthur Merric Boyd, Boyd's father Merric and mother Doris; 'She was the backbone of the family' recalls Boyd "without her, the entire family would have fallen apart", uncles Penleigh Boyd and Martin Boyd, and siblings Guy, David and Lucy.
For many years she has been documented only as the mother of significant artists Penleigh Boyd and Merric Boyd and novelist Martin Boyd (her daughter Helen Read was also a prolific artist), and grandmother of Arthur Boyd and Guy Boyd but she was one of the most prolific and consistent women artists of her generation in Melbourne, with a career that significantly outlasted that of Jane Sutherland, for example.

Bundanon

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In 1993, Arthur and Yvonne Boyd gave family properties comprising 1100 ha at Bundanon on the Shoalhaven River to the people of Australia.
It was the home of the painter Arthur Boyd.

Shoalhaven River

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In 1993, Arthur and Yvonne Boyd gave family properties comprising 1100 ha at Bundanon on the Shoalhaven River to the people of Australia.
Approximately 20 km west of Nowra are a series of properties along the banks of the Shoalhaven River that were a gift to the people of Australia from Arthur Boyd, his wife, Yvonne, and the Boyd Family.

National Gallery of Australia

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Following the 1999 acquisition of Reflected Bride 1 by the National Gallery of Australia, the gallery's director Brian Kennedy commented in 2002:
In 1975, Arthur Boyd presented several thousand of his works to the Gallery.

Yosl Bergner

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After leaving school aged 14 years, Boyd briefly attended night classes at the National Gallery School in Melbourne where Jewish immigrant artist Yosl Bergner introduced Boyd to writers such as Dostoyevsky and Kafka and influenced his humanitarian values and social conscience.
In Melbourne from 1937–48, Bergner befriended many of the local artists who now epitomize modern Australian art: Sidney Nolan, Albert Tucker, John Perceval and Arthur Boyd.

Albert Tucker (artist)

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Although Boyd was a close friend of Albert Tucker, Joy Hester and Sidney Nolan, he kept an emotional distance from the modernist Heide Circle founded by art patrons John and Sunday Reed who supported Tucker, Nolan, and Hester amongst others.
This so-called "Angry Decade" of the 1940s, saw artists Tucker become associated with the Angry Penguins, a group of modernist artists including Joy Hester, Sidney Nolan, John Perceval, Arthur Boyd and Noel Counihan.

Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre

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In 1956, Boyd's ceramic sculpture 'Olympic Pylon' was installed in the forecourt of the Melbourne Olympic Swimming Pool.
Artist Arthur Boyd created Totem Pole, the ceramic pylon sculptural work outside the complex, at his AMB Pottery in Murrumbeena.

Olympic Pylon

In 1956, Boyd's ceramic sculpture 'Olympic Pylon' was installed in the forecourt of the Melbourne Olympic Swimming Pool.
Olympic Pylon is a 1956 ceramic sculpture by Australian artist Arthur Boyd.

Melbourne Burning

Melbourne Burning is a 1946-1947 painting by Australian artist Arthur Boyd.

Alice Spigelman

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Spigelman was, at one time, Marketing Director of The Benevolent Society, director of the Bundanon Trust, National Institute of Dramatic Art, Australian Institute of Music and the Rural Leadership Program.

Peter Porter (poet)

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"His Australian scapegoat paintings of the 1980s explored constructions of Australian identity in the lead up to the bicentenary of the arrival of the First Fleet in 1988. With their violent imagery and aggressive colouring they draw on archetypes of Australian military history to suggest the futility of war. In addition to painting, Boyd worked prolifically in ceramics, designed sets for the theatre, and provided illustrations for the poems of Australian poet Peter Porter."