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Glynn Boyd-Harte
(1948 — 2003)

Boyd-Harte began his artistic training at St Martin’s School of Art in London and went onto to study at the Royal College of Art from 1970 to 1973. With his long shaggy hair and waistcoats, Boyd-Harte was passionate about illustration and worked using watercolours, tempera and colour pencils. His bright, vibrant pieces reflected his travels and his surroundings with still life and portraits. Glynn was represented by the Francis Kyle Gallery for numerous years and later moved to the Curwen Gallery for his one-man show “Apples and Artichokes”.


Boyd-Harte worked as a book illustrator for the de luxe edition of John Betjeman’s Metro-Land in 1977 and later concentrated on writing together with his lithograph illustrations. Boyd-Harte and his wife often retreated to the village of Veules-les-Roses in Normandy where they kept a house, and were constantly surrounded by family and friends. He thoroughly enjoyed decorating and collecting, and with the proceeds from his first book he bought a grand piano for his house in Cloudesley Square. Glynn’s company, much like his art work, was never dull and his works continue to lighten up the collections they now belong to.