John Eric Byers
John Eric Byers is a critically acclaimed artist who painstakingly hand-tools wood to create minimalist, organically inspired pieces that are primal, emotional and modernly refined.
A former student of Wendell Castle – father of the art furniture movement – John’s work is guided by a purity in structure and an artist’s respect for use of materials. According to 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 artist working with wood, John’s pieces are in the permanent collections at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, the Mint Museum in Charlotte, N.C. and included in the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Arts in Washington.
John lives and works in Newfield, NY.