Raymond M. Byram was born and raised in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He received his primary and secondary education in area schools. He earned his Bachelors of Fine Arts from Indiana University, graduating in 1976. Ray is the co-founder of the Indiana University Art Museum, which he accomplished while completing a museum internship.
Presently a free-lance artist working in oils, watercolor and printmaking. He has done extensive commission work for private and corporate collections.
A phrase that best describes Raymond Byram and his work is: “technical virtuosity”. The late Dr. Ben Miller, Chairman of Indiana University at Pennsylvania’s Fine Arts Department that taught Ray his final advanced oil painting course before graduation, stated at that time that Ray Byram had reached a level of “technical virtuosity”.
Byram has been painting in oil since 1969. He received his Fine Arts degree in 1976 while also receiving a minor in Art History. He co-founded the Indiana University o f Pennsylvania Fine Arts Museum while completing a museum internship under the nationally renown art historian Dr. Balsiger. Since graduation he has devoted himself to his painting, having one man and group shows throughout the East.
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