John Byrne, RSA

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.

East Street New York City – No 33/50

The Unknown Soldier

 American Boy

Jaggy Guitar

The Blue Sailor

The Champ SOLD

A Bird in the Hand is Worth Two in the Bush


First Date

The Stranger

The Gambler SOLD

Ring around the moon

Nicotine and Lemon

The Carpenter

John Byrne Self-Portrait – New York, New York

La Belle et la Bete SOLD

The Guitarist


Travelling by Moonlight SOLD

Valiant SOLD

Love’s Arrow


Man in Evening Dress SOLD