David Boyd born 1924, was among the leading Australian artists of the late 20th century. He was a member of the legendary Boyd artistic dynasty and brother to other well known Australian artist, Arthur Boyd. He was also a member of the Antipodean movement.
Boyd’s career began in the late 50s as a painter and he has produced many series of works across his career including the Trial series, the Wanderer and Exiles series and the Explorer series. His often symbolic work articulates his thoughts and feelings on many subjects including his opinion of the justice and legal system in Australia and tragic history of the Aboriginal people of Tasmania, which brought him great controversy and criticism.
Boyd’s work is represented in many state and regional collections including the National Gallery of Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria and the Art Gallery of New South Wales.