Invitation to Adventure


Item NO: MO038
Picture size: 8" x 9.7 Framed size: 17.50" x 14.5
Price: $ 240.00

Lyman Byxbe was born near Pittsfield, Illinois on February 28, 1886. He learned the art of etching from Omaha architect Mark Levings and worked primarily in drypoint, aquatint, and etching. He also worked in mezzotint, crayon, oil, pencil, and watercolor.  Byxbe began traveling in 1922 to Estes Park, Colorado, as summer visitors with his wife.  By 1930 he had set up a studio and soon had a booming business, which included etchings of resident's cabins for Christmas cards.  By the mid-thirties he was garnering national attention.  He was elected to the Chicago Society of Etchers, and had a one man show of sixty-some items at the Smithsonian in 1937-1938.  Byxbe moved to Estes Park for good shortly thereafter.  He had a shop on Elkhorn Avenue in downtown Estes Park for many years. Byxbe died in Estes Park on March, 27, 1980.
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