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David Boyd

David Boyd Biography

DAVID BOYD is a figurative painter, ceramic sculptor and potter. 

David Boyd's art stems from a long family tradition of artistic talent. Acclaimed as a potter in the fifties and sixties, he began his career as a painter in 1957 with a series of symbolic paintings on Australian explorers. 

Since then, David Boyd has painted several major series of works, including his powerful Trial series, the Tasmanian Aborigines, the Wanderer and Exiles series. Picturing innocence and evil, destruction and creation, his works convey mythical and universal themes. 

Having won significant international recognition, David Boyd was invited by the Commonwealth Institute of Art, London, to hold a retrospective of paintings at their Art Gallery in 1969. 

David Boyd is represented in the Australian National Gallery, Canberra; all State and many regional galleries; the Mertz collection, USA; the Power collection, Sydney; and many major international galleries and private collections in Australia and overseas.


James Whitington and David Boyd at Mary Place Gallery Paddington, July 2006.

Read here about their history of Printmaking


Karma Sutra Synchronicity


Whilst on a recent sojourn to India , Master Printmaker James Whitington of Crown Street Press began collecting a series of local paintings illustrating the Karma Sutra.  To his surprise upon his return to Sydney , his old friend and printmaking collaborator, renowned artist David Boyd had uncovered etching plates he had etched in 1986 depicting love making in the style of the Karma Sutra. These plates had not yet been printed in Limited Editions.  These works had lay in a box in Boyd's storage for 22 years and to Whitington's delight upon his return, Boyd invited him to rework them with colour and print in a Limited Edition.

Contact Crown Street Press for an appointment to view the works in person.


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