Brenda Niall on Arthur Boyd

The brilliant painter, Arthur Boyd (1920-99) was a member of Australia's most famous artistic dynasty. This excerpt from Brenda Niall's prize-winning study, The Boyds , reveals Arthur Boyd as a man who lived in a private world of painting, family, friends and familiar surroundings, yet developed into an iconic Australian artist. Brenda Niall On Arthur Boyd is the third in MUP's Masterworks series, which celebrates distinguished Australian writers and ideas.