Byron Keith Byrd was born on a 500 acre farm in north Georgia. While a student at La Fayette High school, he took private art lessons and served as president of the Art Club. He then obtained a BA degree in Fine Art from the University of West Georgia in Carrollton. Upon graduating, he moved to New York City and had his debut show on Madison Avenue within one year.
While his art may be found in various public and private collections around the world, he is also the author of several illustrated books by Rizzoli International Publications and has lectured for The National Arts Club in Manhattan. Byron divides his time between New York City and Miami Beach.