Goldmark Gallery

Arthur Merric Bloomfield Boyd

(Australian, 1920–1999)

nude on couch with beast below ram's head by arthur merric bloomfield boyd

Arthur Merric Bloomfield Boyd

Nude on Couch with Beast Below Ram's Head, 1969

950 GBP

Biography

Timeline

1920
Born Murrumbeena, Victoria
1935
Attends National Gallery Art School, Melbourne, Victoria
1936 - 1938
Moves to grandfather Arthur Merric Boyd’s (a painter) cottage on the Mornington Peninsula, where time is spent painting landscapes and portraits
1937
First solo exhibition, Westminster Gallery, Melbourne
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
1942 - 1946
Exhibits in Sydney and Melbourne with the Contemporary Art Society during this period
1945 - 1947
Works on a series of biblical paintings
1945
Marries Yvonne Lennie

Exhibitions

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

Literature

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