Arthur Merric Bloomfield Boyd  (Australian, 1920-1999) 

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Arthur Merric
Bloomfield
Boyd, Nude
on Couch with
Beast Below
Ram's Head

 

Arthur Merric Bloomfield Boyd
Nude on Couch with Beast Below Ram's Head
1969

Goldmark Gallery
  
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Arthur Merric
Bloomfield
Boyd, Three
Rocks

 

Arthur Merric Bloomfield Boyd
Three Rocks
lithograph

 

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Arthur Merric
Bloomfield
Boyd, Untitled

 

Arthur Merric Bloomfield Boyd
Untitled
colour lithograph

 

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Arthur Merric
Bloomfield
Boyd, Untitled
(Bride Series)

 

Arthur Merric Bloomfield Boyd
Untitled (Bride Series)
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1920   Born Murrumbeena, Victoria
1935   Attends National Gallery Art School, Melbourne, Victoria
1937   First solo exhibition, Westminster Gallery, Melbourne
1936 - 1938   Moves to grandfather Arthur Merric Boyd’s (a painter) cottage on the Mornington Peninsula, where time is spent painting landscapes and portraits
1939   Attended influential Herald exhibition of French and British Contemporary Art
1940   First major exhibition, Athenaeum Gallery, Melbourne
1941   Conscripted into the army. Meets influential peers such as John Perceval, Noel Counihan, Joy Hester, Albert Tucker, Sidney Nolan, John and Sunday Reed
1945   Marries Yvonne Lennie
1942 - 1946   Exhibits in Sydney and Melbourne with the Contemporary Art Society during this period
1946   Exhibits with Tucker and Nolan, Rowden White Library, University of Melbourne.
1945 - 1947   Works on a series of biblical paintings
1948   First commission – mural on Uncle Martin Boyd’s dining room wall at The Grange.
1949   First ceramic tile paintings
1950   First retrospective exhibition, David Jones’ Art Gallery, Sydney. Begins work on Wimmera paintings
1951   Visit to Central Australia
1954 - 1956   Works on commission for a ceramic pylon, Olympic Swimming Pool, Melbourne
1957   Begins series of ‘half-caste’ Bride paintings
1958   Represents Australia (with Sir Arthur Streeton) at Venice Biennale
1959   Signs Antipodean Manifesto, along with David Boyd, Blackman, Brack, Dickerson, Perceval Pugh and Bernard Smith
1960   Beginning of a period of overseas travel and overseas exhibiting. First show at Zwemmer Gallery, London
1963   Henry Caselli Richards Prize, Brisbane
1966   Starts Nebuchadnezar paintings
1971   First visit to Bundanon (which he purchases in 1979). Bundanon is later declared a Wildlife Refuge, and subsequently donated by Boyd to the people of Australia
1971   Britannica Australia Award
1971 - 1972   Creative Art Fellowship, Australian National University (ANU), Ca
1979   Awarded the Order of Australia (AO) for services to art
1979   Order of Australia (OA) for services to art
1984   Begins Bather series of paintings
1986   Subject of a feature film made for London Weekend Television
1988   Represents Australia at 43rdVenice Biennale
1992   Companion of the Order of Australia
1993 - 1994   Major retrospective, AGNSW, Sydney
1995   Australian of the Year
1999   Named ‘Australian Legend’ by Australia Post. Dies in April
  COLLECTIONS
National Gallery of Australia
Art Gallery of New South Wales
National Gallery of Victoria
Art Gallery of South Australia
Art Gallery of Western Australia
Museums & Art Galleries of the Northern Territory
Queensland Art Gallery
Tasmania Museum and Art Gallery
Other regional, university and public collections
2000    McKenzie, J. Arthur Boyd: Art & Life, Thames & Hudson, London
1999 - 2000    Grazia Gunn ‘Arthur Boyd 1920-1999’ Art & Australia, vol. 37 no. 2, Dec - Feb
1994    Barry Pearce Arthur Boyd retrospective Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
1967    Franz Philipp Arthur Boyd Thames & Hudson, London