The Bear – Michael Byron
Oil on Steel on Plaster
Overall – 19”w w x 22 ½”h
Artwork - 14½ ”w x 18”h
Michael Byron, born 1954 in Rhode Island, is known for his whimsical abstract and figural works. He received his Masters of Fine Art from the Nova Scotia college of Art and Design in 1981. His inclusion in the Museum of Modern Arts - “An International Survey of Recent Paintings and Sculpture” - in 1984 marked the beginning of many exhibitions in North America and Europe. His works are in many prestigious museum collections around the world including the Whitney Museum, Museum of Modern Art in New York, and Museum Boysmans van Beuringen in Rotterdam. He has lived in New York, Cambridge and Amsterdam.
This piece, “The Bear”, created in 1985, is oil on steel and plaster. It is signed and dated on the back “Michael Byron 8/85” with a notation by the artist “Apparition”. It also has paper label from a showing at a gallery in New York. Works from this listed artist have a sales history ranging from $2000 to $24,000. We found this piece to be a fascinating addition to our portfolio executed in a unique mixed medium.
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