Arthur Boyd

Arthur Boyd

Art & Life

  1. Janet McKenzie
  2. Foreword by Martin Kemp
  • ISBN 9780500092965
  • 27.90 x 25.90 cm
  • Hardback
  • 224pp
  • 254 Illustrations, 110 in colour
  • First published 2000
‘Splendid … marvellous … Janet McKenzie has produced a wonderful tribute to her friend, a work of great scholarship, beautifully written and with superb colour illustrations’ – Art Review

Arthur Boyd is among the greatest painters to have emerged from Australia in the 20th century. Beautiful and disturbing, and often filled with alienated, haunting figures, Boyd’s art developed from his early, astonishingly perceptive portraits and the uneasy townscapes of the war years to culminate in a considerable body of intensely beautiful and distinctively Australian landscapes.

Janet McKenzie devotes particular attention to the publications for which Boyd provided illustrations, notably his four collaborations with Australian poet Peter Porter – Jonah, The Lady and the Unicorn, Narcissus and Mars.

The study includes

  • A Chronology
  • A List of works illustrated by Boyd
  • A Full bibliography
  • Over 250 illustrations, paintings, drawings, prints and ceramics

… as well as the works of the Old Masters that inspired this engaging and infinitely compassionate artist.