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Guy Boyd Guy Boyd i(A63905 works by) (birth name: Guy Martin à Beckett Boyd)
Born: Established: 12 Jun 1923 Murrumbeena, Murrumbeena - Oakleigh - Springvale area, Melbourne South East, Melbourne, Victoria, ; Died: Ceased: 26 Apr 1988 Melbourne, Victoria,
Gender: Male
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Guy Boyd was one of Australia's foremost figurative sculptors, a potter, and a social and environmental activist. Examples of his work are held in the Australian National Gallery and all State galleries as well as collections in regional Australia and overseas. His pioneering designs in post-WWII pottery have become collectors items. He was founder of the Brighton Foreshore Protection Association, President of the Port Phillip Conservation Council and he was arrested in Tasmania during the campaign to save the Franklin River.

In 1984, he self-published a book entitled Justice in Jeopardy documenting the Lindy Chamberlain case and he campaigned vigorously for her release. As the nephew and literary executor of the writer Martin Boyd, he was responsible for the republication of many of Boyd's novels and for the subsequent revival of interest in Martin Boyd's work. In 1952, he married Phyllis Nairn with whom he had seven children.

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