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Arthur Boyd
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Birth Date:July 20, 1920
Astrology Sign:Cancer
Chinese Sign:Monkey - Yin
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Died Date:April 24, 1999


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Arthur Boyd

Biography:Arthur Boyd (July 20, 1920 - April 24, 1999) was a prominent Australian artist, both as a painter and sculptor. He was a member of the prominent Boyd artistic dynasty in Australia, with many relatives being painters, sculptors, architects or other arts professionals. His sister Mary Boyd married John Perceval, and then Sidney Nolan. His wife Yvonne Boyd née Lennie, was also a painter. He is represented in all Australian state galleries.

He was born at Murrumbeena, Victoria. He attended night classes at the National Gallery Art School, in Melbourne in 1935.

He produced several series of works, including a collection of 15 biblical paintings based on the teaching of his mother, Doris Boyd née Gough. Later he produced a tempera series about large areas of sky and land, called the Wimmera series.

In the 1940s he was a member of the Angry Penguins artistic and literary group. His most well known work is perhaps his Half caste bride series in the 1950s, which he did based on his experiences of seeing Aborigines in Alice Springs in 1951. He represented Australia with Arthur Streeton at the Venice Biennale in 1958. He joined the Antipodeans Group in the late 1950s.

In 1959 he moved to London, getting great success at the Whitechapel gallery. He started another well known series of works, Nebuchadnezzar is 1966. He returned to Australia in 1971, as one of Australia's most highly regarded artists. He bought properties at Bundanon on the Shoalhaven River, and many of his later works were landscape paintings done at this location.

In 1975 he presented several thousand works to the National Gallery of Australia. In 1979, he received the office of the Order of Australia. He represented Australia at the Venice Biennale again in 1988. In 1993, he made a gift to the nation of his studio and 1000 acres (4 km²) of property at Bundanon, which was valued at the time at $20 million. He was Australian of the Year in 1995.

Arthur Boyd also was commissioned to do a painting for the New Parliament House in Canberra, which was made into an enormous tapestry for the Great Hall.

In May 2000, his painting Dreaming Bridegroom I (1957) sold for $954,000. Another painting of the Bride series, Mourning Bride I (1958) has sold for $833,000.

Chinese Horoscope for Arthur Boyd
Includes characteristics and Vices
Arthur Boyd's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 20, 1920 - February 07, 1921
Birthday: July 20, 1920

The Monkey is a Yin,
and is the Ninth sign of the Chinese horoscope.


Personality and Character Cards:
Numerology is used to calculate tarot cards

Arthur Boyd's Personality Tarot Card The Hanged Man - Personality Card

Birthday: July 20, 1920

A sacrifice must be made in order to gain something of great value.

Arthur Boyd's Character Tarot Card The Empress - Character Card

Birthday: July 20, 1920

Abundance, fruitfulness and fertility; perhaps marriage or children.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Arthur Boyd's Growth Tarot Card The Wheel of Fortune

Birthday: July 20, 2017

A new chapter is starting; problems are solved through changes in circumstances.




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