artists represented

Arthur Boyd
Wimmera landscape
oil on composition board
47.5 x 62 cm
 The figurative expressionist and landscape paintings of Arthur Boyd (1920 – 1999) are among the most recognisable examples of Twentieth Century Australian painting. Boyd’s influences included his early life with grandfather Arthur Merric, his experiences of the Second World War and the Australian landscape, including Wimmera and the Shoalhaven area where he lived from 1993 until the end of his life. In 1993 a major retrospective of his work was exhibited by the Art Gallery of New South Wales, touring to other state galleries in 1994. Boyd was made an Officer of the Order of Australia 1979 and a Commander of the Order of Australia 1992. His work is held by the National Gallery of Australia, most state galleries and many regional galleries.

REF: McCulloch’s Encyclopedia of Australian Art, Miegunyah Press, 2006, p 274