february, 2019

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David Byrd


Event Details

Anton Kern Gallery is pleased to announce our first exhibition with New York painter David Byrd, and our representation of the David Byrd Estate. We will introduce Byrd’s work with a selection of portraits, landscapes, and genre paintings ranging from 1952 – 2009.

Byrd’s style bears influence from different art historical periods: from European Post-Impressionism (ie: Seurat), to Modernism (ie: Balthus and his brother Pierre Klossowski), and Cubism (ie: his teacher Amédée Ozenfant), to American Realism (ie: George Tooker and Ben Shahn), and Regionalism (ie: Andrew Wythe). Byrd injects realistic portrayal with fantasy, creating an unsettling psychology to the otherwise tranquil compositions. His paintings have a distinct quality of light, and a harmonious palette of muted greens, yellows, greys, and browns, applied with thinned oil paint using a dry brush technique. His prodigious output demonstrates his understanding of human emotion, his isolation, and a lifetime spent carefully looking.

Courtesy of Anton Kern Gallery


February 7 (Thursday) - March 9 (Saturday)


Anton Kern Gallery

16 East 55th Street New York, NY 10022


Anton Kern Gallery[email protected] 16 East 55th Street New York, NY 10022

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