Lucy Boyd Beck: Life and Art



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Lucy Boyd Beck Life and Art is the first biography of this member of Australia's foremost artistic family - the Boyds. Her parents, Merric and Doris Boyd raised Lucy and her siblings, Arthur, Guy, David and Mary in a highly creative environment at their home in Murrumbeena. Lucy developed a strong sense of line in her art which she applied to her drawing and painting. Later, she worked with her husband Hatton Beck to create the highly expressive ceramic paintings she is most remembered for, continuing a family tradition of artistic innovation and excellence.

Lucy Boyd Beck Life and Art provides a comprehensive overview of the artist's family history, her career in art and the major influences on her life. It is a highly pictorial book that features many of her drawings and paintings. It also includes countless photographs of Lucy throughout her life, many never published before.

Colin Smith met Lucy Boyd Beck in 1996 whilst carrying out research into his first book on the life of renowned Australian potter, Merric Boyd. In 1997 he interviewed Lucy about the life of her father and her time growing up at their family home, Open Country in Murrumbeena. It was through this meeting that he established a friendship with Lucy that would endure until her death in 2009. Borne of that friendship Lucy Boyd Beck Life and Art is her story.

ISBN: 9780646992471
Format: Hardcover
Publication date: 01/05/2021
RRP: $49.95
Pages: 340
Dimension: 305mm X 215mm
Imprint: Colin G. Smith