Born in Paisley, 1940. Studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1958 to 1963. While a student he won the Newbery Medal, the W.O.Hutcheson Prize for drawing and the Bellahouston Scholarship. During a period in Italy in the 1960’s he was influenced by the work of Giotto in Assisi. A painter in oils and an illustrator, using a variety of styles and techniques, John Byrne is also a prominent theatre designer and playwright.
Crisis in Underwood Lane
The Vital Spark
A Bird in the Hand is Worth Two in the Bush
Nicotine and Lemon
John Byrne Self-Portrait – New York, New York
Travelling by Moonlight