Penleigh Boyd

Theodore Penleigh Boyd (15 August 1890 – 27 November 1923) was an Australian landscape artist.

Penleigh Boyd

Penleigh Boyd, Summer Morning
Summer Morning

About Penleigh Boyd

Theodore Penleigh Boyd (15 August 1890 – 27 November 1923) was an Australian landscape artist.

Penleigh Boyd was a member of the Boyd artistic dynasty: his parents Arthur Merric Boyd (1862–1940) and Emma Minnie Boyd (née à Beckett) were well-known artists of the day, and his brothers included the ceramicist Merric Boyd (1888–1959) and the novelist Martin Boyd (1893–1972). His son Robin Boyd (1919–1971) became a famous and influential architect, educator and social commentator, and his nephews Arthur Boyd, Guy Boyd and David Boyd became prominent artists.

Penleigh Boyd is best known as a landscapist with an accomplished handling of evanescent effects of light. A notable influence was artist E. Phillips Fox, who introduced him to plein air techniques when they were neighbours in Paris in 1912–3.

Penleigh Boyd died in an accident, when he lost control of his car on a sharp bend near Warragul and the car overturned. At his death his obituarists compared him to Arthur Streeton and rated him as one of the most promising painters of his generation.

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Kevin Best

Kevin John Best, OAM (27 January 1932 – 31 July 2012) was an Australian self-taught artist who spent time as a boy sketching warships and airplanes.

Kevin Best

About Kevin Best

As a child Kevin Best loved to draw. After leaving school he worked on the stock exchange for 25 years. In 1972 he began to paint, and at the age of 45 and with encouragement from his wife and six children he turned professional. With no outside training Best’s natural talent has taken the form of ‘feeling’ on canvas.

The atmosphere created by mist, rays of light, reflections and drifts of dust has made Best one of the most popular artists of the Australian landscape.

Although he admires artists such as Hans Heysen, Elioth Gruner and greats of the Heidelberg School, Kevin’s inspiration has come from the landscape itself.

Best held his first solo exhibition of 50 paintings in 1974.

He has held over 30 exhibitions, and is represented in private and corporate collections in UK, USA, Japan, France, Italy, New Zealand, Canada and Australia.

Kevin Best died on 31 July 2012.

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