(1805 - 1884)
John Henry Byrd was active/lived in Arkansas, Louisiana / Ireland. John Byrd is known for portrait painting.
Biography John Byrd
JOHN HENRY BYRD (1805/6-1884)
Noted as Arkansas' most prolific antebellum artist, John Henry Byrd is best known for the restrained romantic portraits he painted around the state for twenty years. Nicknamed the 'Sully of Arkansas', Byrd in the 19th century painted many of that state's leading families who lived in areas such as Little Rock, Batesville, Camden, Pine Bluff, Hot Springs, and El Dorado. During his career he also lived in New Orleans, Louisiana, and in Huntsville, Alabama.
In 1841 the artist submitted this notice to the Arkansas Gazette: "Henry Byrd, portrait painter, has taken rooms the Anthony House, where he will remain for a short while. He has had much experience in his art, and hopes he will meet with a gener
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