David Boyd was born in Melbourne in 1924, he is a figurative painter, eramic sculptor and potter.
David Boyd's art stems from a long family tradition of art talent. Acclaimed as a potter in the fifties and sixties, he began his career as a painter in 1957 with a series of symbolic paintings on Australian explorers. Since then, David Boyd has painted several major series of works, including his powerful Trail series, the Tasmanian Aborigines, the Wanderer and Exiles series and his Explorer series.Following on from these groundbreaking and confronting series, David continued to produce series that explored themes of injustice and man's inhumanity to man. It was his intention to illuminate the darker areas of the human condition. Picturing innocence and evil, destruction and creation, his works convey mythical and universal themes.