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Born in Melbourne on 24 July 1920, Arthur Merric Bloomfield Boyd was primarily a painter but has also worked as a ceramic artist, tapestry designer, and printmaker.
His first etchings were made in about 1946 when working with Jessie Traill, a neighbour at Harkaway near Melbourne. This was followed by a few lithographs were produced in 1953 while working at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
Boyd moved to London in 1959. It was while in England that Boyd took up printmaking seriously. Between 1962 and 1970 he produced over one hundred prints in etching, aquatints and drypoint – many of which have never been editioned. Boyd also began producing lithographs after visiting Italy in 1964.
Working both in Australia and England Boyd continued to produce prints, many in series. Towards the end of his life he also made collographs. He died in 1999.