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By Hudson Brown
June 06, 2017
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Making History: The Boyd Family

Explore the work of one of great Australian art dynasties at Heide.
By Hudson Brown
June 06, 2017
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The Boyd family is one of the great Australian art dynasties, which you can explore as the Heide Museum of Modern Art opens up its extensive archives. The legacy of Merric and Doris Boyd — and their five children: Lucy, Arthur, Guy, David and Mary — will be showcased, as each family member has achieved artistic greatness throughout the last 100 years.

As was often the case, Heide's founders John and Sunday Reed had their ears to the ground and acquired many of the Boyd family's (and closely associated artists) works during the 1940s and '50s. The many works exhibited include Arthur's surrealist-expressionist paintings, Merric's art nouveau pots and drawings, Guy Boyd's bronze portraits and Lucy's tile designs. In addition, you'll see works by the many great artists who spent time at the family's studio known as the 'Arthur Merric Boyd (AMB) Pottery', such as sculptures and paintings by John Perceval and earthenware by prominent gardener and conservationist Neil Douglas.

Making History: The Boyd Family is open now until Sunday, November 12 at the Heide Museum of Modern Art.

Image: David Boyd, Landscape (1958).

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