Kevin S. Byrd an Afro- Centric Artist. He grew up in Hollis Queens, New York and attended Andrew Jackson High School where he was accepted in their Fine Art program. In 1974 he graduated and took another direction and continue his education and attended John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. During that time, he continued to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming an Artist, by taking art classes as an elective and, attended many free art classes including the free classes at the Art Student League in New York.
His painting “The Protest “was exhibited at The Harlem School of Arts, during their NO Justice, No Pace Art exhibition. The painting was also displayed at the National Black Theatre, Harlem New York. His painting called “Selfie” was displayed in Ann’s Gallery, Newburg New York. And his painting called “The Bridge” which was commissioned by the pastor of the church by the same name is displayed elegantly near the front entrance.
He was monitored by “The Artist” Al Johnson an accomplished and notable African American Expressionistic Artist in the country, and the founder of Cross Culture Art Institute Mentoring Program. In which helped enhance Mr. Byrd’s artistic abilities. Mr. Byrd is CEO and founder of Imaginative Art in Black and co-founder of Black Art By Design.