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British sculptor, painter, and *Performance artist, born in Glasgow. He served in the army, 1950–53, and studied law at Glasgow University, 1955–6, then worked at a variety of jobs (clerk, labourer, waiter), before turning to art—untrained—when he met the painter Joan Hills (1936– ) in 1958. Thereafter they lived and worked together, based in London, and in the 1980s they were joined in their artistic endeavours by their children Georgia (1962– ) and Sebastian (1964– ), collaborating as the Boyle Family.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)