A member of the famous Boyd dynasty of artists, Guy Martin à Beckett Boyd was a younger brother of the painter Arthur Boyd and became known in his own right as a potter and figurative sculptor. In his bronze sculpture he was acclaimed for his ability to ‘capture the fluidity and sensuality of the female form’. He and his second wife Phyllis were also noted for their activism in relation to environmental and other causes such as the damming of the Franklin River in Tasmania and advocating for the innocence of Lindy Chamberlain.
Having operated successful commercial potteries producing decorative and functional household wares, Boyd finally turned away from this time-consuming activity in 1965 to concentrate full-time on sculpture. His public commissions include sculptures in both Melbourne and Cydney’s international airports, and at Caulfield Town Hall.
He is represented in the collections of the National Gallery of Victoria and other regional and state galleries. He had numerous exhibitions of his work in Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States.