(1909 - 1987)
Hayes Lyon was active/lived in California, Colorado, Texas, Kansas. Hayes Lyon is known for American scene painting, automobiles, portraits and nudes.
Biography Hayes Lyon
Family moved to Boulder, CO in 1920. Earned a BA at the Univ. of Colorado in 1931 and a BFA from the Univ. of Denver in 1937. Studied with Jozef Bakos, John Thompson, and Andrew Dasburg. Lyon joined the army in 1942 and was stationed in Africa, Italy and the
Mediterranean Theater. Three years later he was asked to be a professor of oil painting
at the Univ. of Texas at Austin by Ward Lockwood where he started teaching in 1946. He stayed until 1951 and from there he went to the Lower Colorado River Authority in Austin where he was an illustrator and art editor. Lived in New Mexico in 1953.
Exhibitions: Denver Art Museum, 1937, 1939-41; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts,
1938; Art Institute of
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
Who’s Who in American Art. New York: American Federation of Arts, 1936-1953; AskART, www.askart.com, accessed Dec. 21, 2007.
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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