David Boyd Australian, 1924-2011

David Boyd is a figurative painter, ceramic sculptor and potter. David Boyd's art stems from a long family tradition of artistic talent.


David Boyd started his career as a well-known and talented potter before turning his attention to painting in 1957. His first work was a symbolic protrayal of Australian explorers.


Since then, he is kept to this theme and has produced several major series of works including his powerful Trial series, The Tasmanian Aboriginies & The Wanderer & Exiles series. His work contains juxtapositions of innocence and evil as well as representing Australian history with universal themes that many can relate to.


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.