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Australian, 19th – 20th century, female.

Born in Tasmania.

Sculptor.

Dorothy Willis Barclay exhibited at the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1910.

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Rory Spence and Ursula Hoff

Australian family of artists and writers founded by the landscape painters Arthur Merric Boyd (1862–1940) and his wife Emma Minnie Boyd (1858–1936). Their children included (William) Merric Boyd (1888–1959), who founded Australia’s first significant studio pottery at Murrumbeena with his wife, the ceramicist ...

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Australian, 20th century, male.

Active from 1959 active in England.

Born 1920, in Murrumbeena, near Melbourne; died 24 April 1999.

Painter, pastellist, lithographer, potter. Allegorical subjects, landscapes. Designs for tapestries.

Antipodean Group.

Arthur Merrick Bloomfield Boyd was born into a family three generations of which were potters and painters. He is said to have received advice from his grandfather, landscape painter Arthur Merric Boyd Sr. His father, Merric Boyd, was a potter. Arthur Boyd himself started very young to draw, paint and model. From 1930 he was already painting landscapes and portraits. In the middle of the 1940s he was active as a ceramicist. He moved more or less definitively to England in 1959, joining Sidney Nolan and the group of Australian emigrants....

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Australian, 20th century, male.

Born 23 August 1924, in Murrumbeena; died 10 November 2011, Sydney.

Painter, potter. Genre scenes, scenes with figures, landscapes, portraits, allegorical subjects.

Antipodean group.

Boyd was the son of William Merric Boyd and the brother of Arthur Merric Boyd and Guy Martin à Beckett Boyd. His works portrays a variety of everyday activities in Australia, such as working, for example collecting wood, or relaxation and games. He was also a potter....

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Australian, 20th century, male.

Born 1923, in Murrumbeena; died 26 April 1988, in Sandringham.

Sculptor (bronze). Figures, mythological figures, scenes with figures. Groups, statuettes, low reliefs.

Guy Martin à Beckett Boyd was the son of the potter William Merric Boyd and the brother of painters Arthur Merric Boyd and David Boyd. During World War II, he taught pottery to repatriated soldiers in New South Wales. After the war, he worked as a commercial potter before becoming an established sculptor. He created bronze castings of figures, often in attitudes of movement. Boyd was also an active environmentalist....

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Australian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 24 June 1888, in St Kilda; died 9 September 1959, in Murrumbeena.

Potter.

William Merric Boyd was the son of Arthur Merrick Boyd Sr and Emma Minnie Boyd. He trained to become a farmer, and considered a career in the Church of England ministry before deciding to become a potter. He studied under L. Bernard Hall and McCubbin at the National Gallery School in Melbourne. He worked for the Australian Porcelain Works in Yarraville before joining the Australian Flying Corps in ...

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Peter Gibbs

New Zealand potter. In 1960 he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Auckland and in 1961 became a full-time studio potter. His interest in historical methods of potting and firing and in the relationship between the arts and industry led to his construction of small-scale railways and a variety of firing kilns. A particular interest was in using coal-fired kilns to achieve a salt-glaze finish to his work, as can be seen in his ‘Thinso’ jug (...

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New Zealand potter. He started making pottery in 1947. Initially self-taught, he was the first potter to be awarded a fellowship from the Association of New Zealand Art Societies, travelling to St Ives to work with Bernard Leach in 1956–7. He was a founder-member of the New Zealand Society of Potters in ...

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Paula Furby

Australian painter, printmaker, potter, teacher and art critic. Chapman studied at the South Australian School of Arts and Crafts (1928–32) and became a fellow of the Royal South Australian Society of Arts (RSASA) while still a student. Ivor Hele (1912–93) was a notable influence on her and when he became a war artist, Chapman taught his life-drawing and painting class at the school from ...