Byron Burford Jr
(1920 - 2011)
Byron Leslie Burford, Jr was active/lived in Iowa, Mississippi. Byron Burford Jr is known for modernist circus figure and genre painting, graphics, teaching.
Biography Byron Burford, Jr
Byron Leslie Burford (1920- ) was born and raised in Mississippi but
adopted the Midwest as his lifelong home after attending college at the
University of Iowa. Soon after graduation, he accepted an invitation
from department chairman Grant Wood to join the faculty, where he
became head of Painting until his retirement in 1985.
influenced by the Midwest Regionalist* movement, Burford essentially is
a figurative* artist with a distinct and recognizable realist style that
often places his subjects in their own defining context: circus
performers at work, beachcombers gazing out to sea, explorers at
leisure in their cramped cabin, jazz musicians with their instruments,
a publisher picking through the ruins of his let
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