A member of one of the most distinguished 'art' families of Australia. Born in 1920, he was instructed by his father, William Merric Boyd, in the art of ceramics, and painting in the Heidelberg tradition by his grandfather. During the 1930's Boyd came into contact with the modern movement and was brought into touch with the Contemporary Art Society by Albert Tucker. One of Australia's most important artists, Boyd died in 1999.
Arthur Merric Boyd (1920-1999). A wheel thrown glazed earthenware dish underglaze decoration of a landscape with kangaroos, lizards and Aboriginal figures, incised AM Boyd 19 and stamped Primrose Pottery Shop Melbourne, 18.5 cm diameter
Arthur Merric Boyd and Neil Douglas 'Mirage' painted ceramic plate, inscribed to base 'Arthur Merric Boyd Australia', signed in underglaze '"Mirage" Australia Neil Douglas' diameter 22 cm. Arthur Merric Boyd and Neil Douglas 'Mirage' painted ceramic plate,
Arthur Merric Bloomfield Boyd (Active c.1934-99), Neil Douglas (Active c.1946-75), the large hand painted bowl incised A. M. Boyd and hand painted in the Australian Rainforest / Sunrise on the mists / lyrebird singing / from sketches made in the Narbethong
Arthur Merric Bloomfield Boyd (Active c.1934-99), Neil Douglas (Active c.1946-75), the platter hand painted verso Willburga Gibbons (possibly) / Simpsons Desert / Australia / 1953 and signed Neil Douglas, A. M. Boyd pottery, 33 cm diameter
Neil Douglas 1911-2003 and Arthur Merric Boyd 1920-99. Australia. Bowl, circa 1950. Painted in polychrome with lyre bird and bush. Earthenware, inscribed on base Neil Douglas of A. M. Boyd. Diameter 26.5 cm
Arthur Merric Bloomfield Boyd painted decoration attributed to Neil Douglas, Victoria, circular earthenware dish decorated with kangaroos in a landscape attributed to Neil Douglas incised AMB 11 cm diameter.
Arthur Merric Bloomfield Boyd, Victoria, painted decoration attributed to Neil Douglas Murrumbeena pottery circular earthenware dish painted with a scene showing a kangaroo in an outback landscape incised AMB 9.5 cm diameter
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