(1886 - 1966)
Samuel Byer was active/lived in Illinois / Poland. Samuel Byer is known for Hebraic themed painting, portraits and Biblical figures.
Mr. Sam Byer was born in Warsaw, Poland, in 1886. He came to Chicago when he was twenty years old, and studied at Hull House Art School* under Enella Benedict for many years. Mr. Byer was also a student at the Chicago Art Institute* and the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts*.
In 1930, he was awarded the Worcester Prize in an exhibit with a group of the Chicago Etching Society.*
His paintings have been represented in many exhibits including the Chicago shows at the Chicago Art Institute. Many of his works are Hebraic in theme, attributed to his early childhood education in Hebrew school. Such titles as The End of the Sabbath, A Lesson in Talmud, and Capores bring to mind those cherished stories of Biblical days. His p ... Displaying 750 of 1598 characters.