David Fielding Gough Boyd (23 August 1924 – 10 November 2011) was an Australian artist, and a member of the Boyd artistic dynasty.
David Fielding Gough Boyd
23 August 1924
Murrumbeena, Victoria, Australia
|Died||10 November 2011 (aged 87)|
|Education||National Gallery School|
|Known for||Painting, sculpture|
|Children||Amanda Boyd, Lucinda Boyd, Cassandra Boyd|
sculptor and painter who took over as director of Australia's Museum of Modern Art in 1960. a member of the artistic dynasty known as the Boyds, which dates to 1886.
He grew up in Victoria as the son and grandson of Australian painters. He was married to Hermia Lloyd-Jones. He and his wife had three daughters, all of whom became artists.
He enrolled in the Melbourne's Melba Memorial Conservatorium of Music when he was 17 years old. He did, however, depart after a year to join the army. He then paid for his studies at the National Gallery School with his veteran's stipend.
His 1957 paintings of Australian explorers were controversial in their focus on the plight of the Aboriginals whose lives were disrupted by exploration.
He was a contemporary of fellow Australian artist Rolf Harris.
● David Boyd was born on August 23, 1924 (age 87) in Australia ● He is a celebrity painter
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