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Byron Bennett Boyd

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

Biography   Byron Bennett Boyd

Born in Wichita, Kansas, 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

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,, 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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