John Byrne John Byrne, 1940 - 2023. Artist, dramatist and stage designer (Self-portrait in a Flowered Jacket) 1971 - 1973 © Estate of John Byrne. All rights reserved. DACS, London 2023


Born 1940
Died 2023
Nationality Scottish
Birth place Paisley, Scotland

Byrne was born in Paisley and studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1958 to 1963. He worked as an artist, playwright and theatre designer. Byrne used a variety of styles and techniques as he always tried to avoid being associated with particular styles or movements in art. In 1967, following a lack of success with London galleries, Byrne produced a series of paintings under the guise of 'Patrick', which he claimed was the name of his 72 year old father. These were met with interest, much to the artist's amusement.