Boyd family

Boyd family
/bɔɪd/ (say boyd)

noun a family of Australians distinguished in the arts.
1. Arthur Merric, 1862–1940, Australian water-colour painter, born in NZ.
2. his second son, (William) Merric, 1888–1959, potter.
3. his third son, (Theodore) Penleigh, 1890–1923, painter.
4. his fourth son, Martin à Beckett, 1893–1972, writer, born in Switzerland, settled in England; author of A Difficult Young Man (1955) and The Cardboard Crown (1952).
5. Robin Gerard Penleigh, son of Penleigh, 1919–71, architect and author; books include The Australian Ugliness (1960).
6. Arthur Merric Bloomfield, son of Merric, 1920–99, painter, sculptor and potter; Australian of the Year 1995.
7. Guy Martin à Beckett, second son of Merric, 1923–88, sculptor.
8. David Fielding Gough, third son of Merric, 1924–2011, potter and painter.
After living and studying with his grandfather, Arthur Merric Bloomfield Boyd held his first exhibition in Melbourne in 1936. During World War II, Boyd served as an army cartographer in Melbourne. He shared a studio at Murrumbeena with John Perceval until 1949, producing pottery and sculpture as well as paintings. In 1959 Boyd moved to London, where he soon achieved international recognition. Over the next 20 years he alternated between residence in Suffolk and Australia. In 1975 Boyd donated a major collection of his life's work to the National Gallery of Australia and in 1993 made a gift to the nation of his property at Bundanon, near Nowra, NSW, now a residential arts centre. A retrospective exhibition of his work was mounted by the Art Gallery of NSW in 1994. Major themes in Boyd's painting range from loss, vulnerability and concern for the outcast, to exploration of the landscape and national identity.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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