The painter Arthur Boyd died at the age of 78. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Remembered for both his impressionistic landscapes and his expressionistic figure paintings, this acclaimed twentieth-century artist created such famous works as The Expulsion, Bathers Pulpit Rock, and the Nebuchadnezzar and Bride series.
Born and raised in Victoria, Australia, he was the grandson of fellow painter Arthur Merric Boyd. His mother, Doris, and father, Merric, were also artists. His marriage to fellow artist Yvonne Lennie Boyd resulted in three children: Lucy, Polly, and Jamie.
Boyd died surrounded by his family at the Mercy Private Hospital in Melbourne at 1.30 pm on Saturday, April 24, 1999, according to a statement issued on behalf of his family. It said arrangements were being made for a private family funeral.
They’re very nationalistic the French – or they used to be. Very insular. Pretty arrogant.
You can’t make people respond.
Art doesn’t alter things. It points things out, but it doesn’t alter them. It can’t, no matter what a painter wants to do.
Everything I do is the environment.
I think it would be better if nobody owned anything, but they didn’t starve. Had enough paint and enough pianos and everything else.