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Byron Wolfe (1904 - 1973)  Artworks >>

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Born b. Parsons, Apr. 4, 1904; died Monument, CO, May 1973. Painter, spec. cowboys. Illustrator. Worked on a cattle ranch before studying art at University of Kansas, Lawrence. Was associate with J. W. Fazel of Capper Engraving Co., Topeka, 1929. First studio in Kansas City as a commercial artist, specializing in western illustrations for beer ads and newspaper reproductions. Became art director for local ad agency. By 1962 was painting full-time. Living in Leawood when he supplied the watercolor for the cover of the Summer 1969 Kansas Historical Quarterly. Source: COLLECTIONS: Wyoming State Gallery; Buffalo Bill Museum; Eisenhower Library; Montana Historical Society; Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. MEMBERSHIPS: Cowboy Artists of America. SOURCES: Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)" Belden, Dorothy. “Kansas Artists Known in World”, in Wichita Eagle Beacon, Jan. 29, 1978. p. 12K; Samuels, Peggy. Illustrated Biographical Encyclopedia of Artists of the American West. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., 1976.; Topeka Cap & Topeka J (Topeka Capital, Topeka J (aka Topeka J) newspapers—usually reports of the Kansas Artists Exhibition 1st= Topeka Cap Nov. 11, 1925 9th= Topeka J Nov. 11, 1933 2nd= Topeka Cap Nov. 10, 1926 10th= Topeka J Nov. 10, 1934 3rd= Topeka J Nov. 19, 1927 11th= Topeka J Jan. 7, 1936 4th= Topeka J Nov. 3, 1928 12th= Topeka J Nov. 11 & 14, 1936 5th= Topeka J Nov. 2, 1929 14th= Topeka J Jan. 22, 1938 6th= Topeka J Oct. 18 & Nov. 1, 1930 15th= Topeka J Mar. 10, 1939 7th= Topeka J Oct. 24, 1931 16th= Topeka J Feb. 2 & 10, 1940 8th= Topeka J Oct. 22, 1932 17th= Topeka J Mar. 8 & 17, 1941) (Oct. 27, 1929); AskArt,, accessed Dec. 28, 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.

  • CAA = Cowboy Artists of America
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