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David Boyd began his career as a painter in 1957 with a series of symbolic paintings on Australian explorers. He became one of the seven members of Bernard Smith’s Antipodean group of figurative artists, joining his elder brother Arthur Boyd, Sidney Nolan, John Brack, Robert Dickerson, John Perceval and Clifton Pugh. His Truganini series was exhibited in Melbourne in 1959 but then the family departed once more for London.
David Boyd painted several major series of works, including his powerful Trial series, Tasmanian Aborigines, Wanderer and Exiles series. Picturing innocence and evil, destruction and creation, his works convey mythical and universal themes. Having won significant international recognition, David Boyd was invited by the Commonwealth Institute of Art, London, to hold a retrospective of paintings at their Art Gallery in 1969.
David Boyd (1924-2011) was a figurative painter, ceramic sculptor and potter, from a long family tradition of artistic talent.
HIs family had a big bearing on his style.
Arthur BOYD produced a number of eminent series of paintings including Shoalhaven River, Wimmera landscape, Nebuchadnezzar and Bride series. BOYD's ‘Brides’ paintings were reunited at Melbourne's Heide Museum. In this regard comparable to Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly series or Marc Chagall ‘Love and Dream’ series.
His first solo exhibition of his paintings in London was held at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in 1961. Boyd was invited by the Commonwealth Institute of Art, London, to hold a retrospective of paintings at their Art Gallery in 1969. An exhibition of his life’s work, David Boyd: his life, his work, his family, was held after his death in 2012.
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