Johnericbeyers profile

John Eric Byers

Newfield, NY

John Eric Byers is a critically acclaimed artist, designer, and maker who creates geometrically inspired pieces that are minimal, emotional and modernly refined. A former student of Wendell Castle, John's work is guided by a purity of form, repetition, structure, and respect for use of materials. As noted by Grace Glueck of the New York Times "The carved, patterned surfaces add considerable interest to his simplified forms, as does his exquisite attention to detail."

Heralded as a leading American artisan working in wood, permanent collections include the Museum of Arts and Design in New York and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. Numerous awards include a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award and inclusion in the Smithsonian's Archives of American Arts.