Profile: Archie Byron (1928-2005)

Archie Byron was an American sculptor, painter, small business owner, city councilman for the city of Atlanta (1981-1989), and political activist. He claimed to have co-founded the first African-American owned detective agency. He is best known for his relief sculptures which he created using sawdust, water and glue. He would just as often paint his “sawdust art” as he would allow the natural hues of the drying wood to stand alone without augmentation. Continue reading Profile: Archie Byron (1928-2005)