B. 1924 - 2011
David Boyd was among Australia's leading artists of the late 20th century. Part of the legendary Boyd family dynasty, he was brother to fellow artist Arthur Boyd and a member of the Antipodean movement.
Beginning in the late 1950s, Boyd has created numerous notable series including the Trial, Wanderer, Exiles and Explorer series. Often symbolic, his crosses subjects from Australia's legal system to the tragic history of Tasmania's Indigenous peoples. Unflinching and thought-provoking, Boyd's treatment of these subjects has met controversy.
Boyd is represented in many state and regional collections including the National Gallery of Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria and the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
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