Author(s): Darleen Bungey
Arthur Boyd's legacy is a collection of masterpieces that define the history of Australian art in the last century. But the man himself - enigmatic, inarticulate, modest - has remained in the shadows until now. Based on over six years of meticulous research and hundreds of interviews, Darleen Bungey sweeps us into the intimate circle of one of Australia's most fascinating families. Arthur Boyd emerges as a passionate, dramatic figure whose self-effacing demeanour cloaked a strong personality that refused to allow his turbulent and sometimes tragic personal life to interfere with his creative genius.
Meticulously researched and beautifully written, this is the first full biography of the complex Australian genius, Arthur Boyd.
Winner of Melbourne University Publishing Award 2007 (Australia) and Dobbie Literary Award 2008 (Australia). Short-listed for for the 2007 National Literary Awards 2009 (Australia) and Biography of the Year (Australian Book Industry Awards) 2008 (Australia).
Originally a copywriter in Australian, American and UK advertising, Darleen Bungey worked as an associate editor and freelance journalist for a number of prestigious British-based magazines while she raised a family in London. In 1999 she began researching and writing a biography of Arthur Boyd, both for publication and as a doctorate. This is her first book.