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James Byrd

 (late 20th century)
James Byrd was active/lived in United States.  James Byrd is known for abstract painting, painted wall structures.

Biography   James Byrd

James Byrd creates abstract gouache works on paper, richly painted in a language of whimsical gesture across fields of color; and enameled steel wall structures of layered melted glass with surfaces like marbles.

As a young artist, Byrd was fascinated by the works of the Old Masters.  He was drawn to their exquisite execution, with their heroic and spiritual moods expressed in angelic pinks and blues, and emphasized with rich amber tones.  By the time he was 25, Byrd was captivated by deKooning, Pollack, and Kline and their "direct drive" approach to painting.  "Although in the years to come I worked my way through a variety of styles and media -- from figurative and abstract painting, to elaborate assemblage   ...  Displaying 750 of 3767 characters.

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