Learn about Boyd, David

Born in Victoria in 1924, David Boyd is the son of William Merric Boyd. Following army service, he studied at Melbourne University Conservatorium of Music and at the National Gallery School. His first distinction was as a potter, briefly with the Martin Boyd pottery, and later with his wife, Hermia. The pair held their first exhibition in Sydney in 1948. His first serious painting commenced with the Explorer series in 1957. Since then he has held over 40 major exhibitions throughout Australia and in London and France. David Boyd's paintings are widely represented in public and private collections in Australia, America and England. David Boyd died in 2011.
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Premier Pottery, David Dee, Margaret Kerr (decorator). A wheel thrown glazed earthenware vase with hand modelled and applied grape vine decoration c. 1930, inscribed to base D. Dee Premier Pottery, 40 cm high, 13 cm diameter. Provenance: Desiged for the Ad

David & Hermia Boyd, Wheel thrown glazed earthenware bowl decorated with a bull, incised David & Hermia Boyd, 35 cm diameter

David & Hermia Boyd, 1954. A large glazed earthenware bowl decorated with Armadillo, inscribed to base: David & Hermia Boyd 1954, 12 cm high, 38 cm diameter

A graduated set of six David & Hermia Boyd earthenware candlesticks, each signed on base D & H Boyd. Height of highest candlestick: 23 cm

A David & Hermia Boyd small bowl and cup stoneware glazed ceramic, each signed to base D&H Boyd bowl diameter 11 cm. Height 8 cm

David & Hermia Boyd green glazed pottery vase, incised signature, c1960s. 16.5 cm

David and Hermia Boyd: blue and black glazed lidded pot with 2 handles. incised 'D and H Boyd', c1950s. 14 cm

David and Hermia Boyd: lidded jar with bird decoration, glazed in green. incised signature dated 1956. 22 cm

David and Hermia Boyd: bulbous shaped green and brown glazed lidded vase with applied handles. Incised 'D and H Boyd'. 23 cm

Large David & Hermia Boyd pottery bowl depicting bull, signed on back, diameter 34 cm

A group of four David Martin Boyd ramekins, circa 1950, the bowls and plates decorated with yellow and blue tartan to the exterior and turquoise interiors, signed to base. Height 7 cm

David and Hermia Boyd, Medieval maiden on horseback and holding Falcon. Pottery. Height 8 cm. Diameter 28 cm, signed and inscribed verso 'David and Hermia Boyd, England, 1965'

David and Hermia Boyd, bowl, 1954, decorated with a medieval falconer, incised 'Boyd 1954'. Diameter 10.2 cm

Five Australian Studio Pottery drinking goblets, signed D. & H. Boyd (David and Hermia Boyd). Green/grey bodies with brown rims. Height 15 cm

David and Hermia Boyd bowl with a glazed striped interior, signed and dated 1956 to the base

David and Hermia Boyd compressed ovoid earthenware covered casserole dish, painted in blue with stylised fish on a white ground, incised 'D+H Boyd'

David & Hermia Boyd, Victoria, earthenware coffee set comprising a coffee pot six cups seven saucers and a milk jug each with a dark brown matt glaze incised D+H Boyd the coffee pot 31 cm high.

David and Hermia Boyd shaped earthenware dish with sgraffito decorations showing an angel on a pale green ground, and incised 'D & H Boyd'

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