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 Byron Bennett Boyd  (1887 - 1959)

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Lived/Active: Iowa/Kansas      Known for: figure, landscape, still life, mural

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Byron Bennett Boyd
from Auction House Records.
Iowa Landscape
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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Born Wichita, 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 Academy studying with Henry Leith Ross & Henry Hensche. He wrote at least four plays, “An Amateur Hamlet”, “The Strongest” & “They Cannot Return”, & “Mushrooms”. He was appointed to design a mural for the Osceola, IA Post Office.
Des Moines Association of Fine Arts; Chicago Gallery Association; Iowa Art Club; American Artists’ Professional League.

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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