Jack Boyd was born in San Diego, California in 1934. He grew up in the small town of Alpine, California on a ranch with his Mother, Father and brother. At a very young age he began to sculpt metal objects and develop his own style of art. His passion for art grew and continued into a young man who made a name for himself as a self-taught artist-sculptor.
He excelled in a great variety of techniques and worked in many media. He received international recognition and his work was exhibited in leading museums and galleries through out America and Europe. His work ranged in size from miniature to architectural. He was very well known for his amazing work in jewelry as well and many still treasure pieces they collected from him in the 1960′s and 1970′s. His most recognized sculptures are the bronze figures in movement on a walnut base.
Jack Boyd Art Studio opened in the 1960′s on Morena Boulevard in San Diego, California. Jack soon outgrew this space and moved his studio to a larger facility in Santee, California, where he continued his art and gave classes on metalsmithing. Soon after he opened The Jack Boyd Design Gallery in San Diego on Congress Street in Old Town where the gallery was managed by his wife Alice Boyd and friend Lani Murray.
Jack Boyd was well respected as a member of the Allied Craftsman of San Diego where only the finest local craftspeople (and artist) qualified to become a member. Jack Boyd passed away in November 1982 after a long battle with cancer on a rainy day here in San Diego, he loved the rain. Today his work is still well sought after and admired by many collectors.
Below: Some historical works