William Merric Boyd
(1888 - 1959)
William Merric Boyd was active/lived in Australia. William Boyd is known for studio pottery, drawing, painting and sculpture.
Biography William Merric Boyd
William Merric Boyd (24 June 1888 - 9 September 1959) was an Australian artist active as a ceramicist, painter, and sculptor. Merric Boyd is credited as the father of studio pottery in Australia; he is also known for his drawing, painting and sculpting.
A member of the famous Boyd artistic dynasty, he was the son of Arthur Merric Boyd, brother of landscapist Penleigh Boyd, writer Martin Boyd, and painter Helen Read. He married Doris Gough (Doris Boyd) and was the father of the painters Arthur Boyd and David Boyd (artist), and sculptor Guy Boyd; his daughter Mary Boyd married artist John Perceval and later Sydney Nolan.
Merric was born on 24 June 1888 at St Kilda, and attended Haileybury College and Dookie Agricultural College
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