Boyd, Arthur Merric Bloomfield also known as Arthur Merrick
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.
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....