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Byron Boyd

 (1887 - 1959)
Byron Bennett Boyd was active/lived in Iowa, Kansas.  Byron Boyd is known for figure, landscape, still life, mural.

Biography   Byron Boyd


Born Wichita, Jan. 22, 1887. Painter, specialized in figure, landscape, still-life. Architect. Lithographer. Attended public schools in Denver, CO; studied painting in high school under Jean Manheim. Attended the University of Colorado for three years and received a BA from Northwestern University in Illinois. Earned a Master of Architecture from Columbia University in New York. Moved to Des Moines, IA in 1914 to be a designer for an architectural firm. He co-founded the firm of Boyd & Moore in 1916. During World War I, Boyd headed a division designing submarine bases then resumed his architectural practice until 1926. Additionally Boyd spent time in Paris in 1929, attended the National Academy studying with Henry Leith Ross & Henry

SOURCES:
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
Art in Federal Buildings: an illustrated record of the Treasury Department’s New Program in Painting and Sculpture. Volume 1: Mural Design, 1934-36. Washington, DC: Art in Federal Buildings Inc., 1936; Dawdy 2: Dawdy, Doris Ostrander. Artists of the American West: A Biographical Dictionary. Volume 2. Chicago: Swallow Press, 1981.; American Art Annual. New York: American Federation of Arts, 1898-194726; Who’s Who in American Art. New York: American Federation of Arts, 1936- v.1=1936-37 v.3= 1941-42 v.2=1938-39 v.4=1940-47.1; AskArt, www.askart.com, accessed Sept. 9, 2005

This and over 1,750 other biographies can be found in Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945) compiled by Susan V. Craig, Art & Architecture Librarian at University of Kansas.



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