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Media Portrait Subject Author D'Arcy Doyle Year released 1950 Genres Australian History

About the Artist

D'Arcy William Doyle (19 November 1932 – 28 August 2001) was a painter of Australian landscapes and historical scenes, born in Ipswich, Queensland, Australia. His family had an Irish Catholic working-class background and his father was a railway worker. The family home was at 39 Darling Street and that house and the surrounding area are featured in many of D'Arcy's paintings. From an early age he took a keen interest in drawing. As there were few opportunities for artists in Ipswich, he studied and copied the work of local sign writers. He was completely self-taught as an artist.

Aged 18 years, Doyle joined the Royal Australian Navy with some friends and served for seven years, seeing active service in the Korean War. After finishing in the navy, Doyle worked as a painter and sign writer. In 1961, he found the confidence to become an artist on a full-time basis.

Doyle worked in Sydney during the 1960s. His career progressed when the Belmore Returned Services Club of Sydney commissioned him to paint a mural on the club walls. This was so popular that he received many similar commissions from other clubs. He married his wife Jennifer Taylor in Brisbane in December 1968 and they had two daughters.


About the Print

Used, good condition. Frame is approx 0.82M wide and 0.55M tall, stained timber with gold emboss, glazed.