Category Archives: Gallery Art

Escape to the Country With Celia Perceval

Australian artist, Celia Perceval, was born in Melbourne’s bayside suburb of Brighton, in 1949. She was the third of four children born to famed Australian artists John Perceval and his wife Mary (nee Boyd) Perceval, a member of the great … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Artists A-Z, Gallery Art, OilPainting, Paintings | Leave a comment

Mary’s Salvation and Legacy to All

Painter, potter, ceramic decorator and photographer, Mary Elizabeth Boyd, was born in Murrumbeena, Victoria, in 1926. Mary was a member of the Boyd family artistic dynasty which includes painters, sculptors, architects and other arts professionals, commencing with Boyd’s grandfather Arthur … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Artists A-Z, Edible Art, Erotic Art, Gallery Art, Illustrations, nostalgia, OilPainting, Oriental Art, Paintings, Sewing, Watercolours | Leave a comment

David Fielding and Frolicking in the Woods

Famous Melbourne born artist, David Fielding Gough Boyd was born on 23rd August, 1924. David Boyd was the fourth child of William Merric Boyd, a potter, and his wife Doris (née Gough), a painter. The Boyd family’s artistic dynasty includes … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Artists A-Z, Gallery Art, OilPainting, Paintings | Leave a comment

Jamie | A Fourth Generation of Boyd

International and Australian artist, Jamie Patrick Boyd, was born at ‘Open Country‘, the house of his father and grand-father, in the Melbourne south-eastern suburb of Murrumbeena; on 19 November, 1948. Jamie is considered, the most important ‘living’ artist of the … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Artists A-Z, Gallery Art, OilPainting, Paintings, Watercolours | Leave a comment

From Brides and Skates | To Statues and Fridges

Famous Melbourne born artist, Arthur Merric Bloomfield Boyd, AC, OBE, was born on 24th July, 1920, at the family house ‘Open Country‘, in Murrumbeena, in Victoria. Arthur Boyd was the second child of William Merric Boyd, a potter, and his … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Artists A-Z, Ceramics, DecorativeArts, Gallery Art, OilPainting, Paintings, Sculpture | Leave a comment

Here’s Lucy

Born into the famous Australian Boyd dynasty of artists, Lucy Evelyn Gough Boyd was born on 27 August, 1916, in Murrumbeena, Victoria. Lucy Boyd was the first child of William Merric (aka Merric), a potter and Doris Lucy Eleanor Bloomfield … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Artists A-Z, Gallery Art, OilPainting, Paintings, Watercolours | Leave a comment

Martin Boyd | A Difficult Young Man

Australian writer, Martin à Beckett Boyd, was born on 10 June, 1893, in Lucerne, Switzerland, into the à Beckett-Boyd family. He was the youngest son of Arthur Merric Boyd and Emma Minnie (nee à Beckett) Boyd, who were both established … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Artists A-Z, Gallery Art, Illustrations | Leave a comment

Edith Boyd | The Green Parasol and Nasturtiums

Australian artist, dramatist, and painter, Edith Susan Gerard Anderson (later, Edith Susan Boyd) was born on 16 February, 1880, in Brisbane, Queensland. She was the daughter of John Gerard Anderson, the head of the Department of Public Instruction, and Edith … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Artists A-Z, Gallery Art, OilPainting, Paintings, Rogue's gallery, Watercolours | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Penleigh Boyd | From Penleigh House

British born Australian landscape artist, Theodore Penleigh Boyd was born on 15 August, 1890, at Penleigh House, Westbury, Wiltshire in England. Penleigh Boyd was a member of the Boyd artistic dynasty and he received his artistic training from his artist … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Artists A-Z, Gallery Art, OilPainting, Paintings, Watercolours | Leave a comment

Doris Boyd | The Wife of Australian Studio Pottery

  Australian artist, painter and ceramicist, Doris Lucy Eleanor Bloomfield Boyd (née Gough), was born on 20 November, 1888. Doris Gough was the youngest of six children, born to Victorian Naval Forces Lieutenant, Thomas Bunbury Gough, and Evelyn Anna Walker Gough … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Gallery Art, Illustrations, Paintings | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Meet Minnie | The Mother of the Boyd Dynasty

Australian artist Emma Minnie Boyd was born Emma Minnie à Beckett, on 23 November, 1858. She is part of the artistic Boyd dynasty, which began with Emma and her husband Arthur Merric and their art work, which influenced their children … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Artists A-Z, Gallery Art, Paintings, Watercolours | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Time to Escape to the Country

[The Pet Lamb wood on panel] German painter Adolf Eberle was born in Munich, on 11 January, 1843. His father, Robert Eberle, was also a painter. Adolf Eberle studied under Karl von Piloty at the Academy of Fine Arts, in … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Artists A-Z, Gallery Art, OilPainting, Paintings | Leave a comment

Maurice Utrillo | The Master of Art in Montmartre

French artist Maurice Utrillo was born Maurice Valadon, on Christmas night, 25 December, 1883, at 3 Rue la Poteau, next door to the Church of Notre-Dame de Cligancourt. in the Montmartre quarter of Paris, France. Utrillo was the illegitimate son … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Artists A-Z, Gallery Art, OilPainting, Paintings | Leave a comment

An Idle Afternoon with the ‘Parisian of Philadelphia’

An Idle Afternoon (1884) American artist Julius LeBlanc Stewart, was born on September 6, 1855, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His father, the sugar millionaire William Hood Stewart, moved the family from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Paris in 1865, and became a distinguished … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Gallery Art, OilPainting, Paintings, Watercolours | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Abel’s Able Artwork

Biblis changee en souce (Ovid Metamorphoses IX) French painter Alexandre-Denis-Abel de Pujol or Abel de Pujol  was born on 30 January, 1785 in Valenciennes, France. The illegitimate son and only child of the nobleman Alexandre-Denis-Joseph Mortry de Pujol, Baron de … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Artists A-Z, Gallery Art, OilPainting, Paintings, Watercolours | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment