Colorado & Regional Art

Pardon My Western Hospitality

Pardon My Western Hospitality

Year 1938

Artist Lyman Byxbe (1886-1980, American)

Media etching

Dimensions 7 1/4 x 5 5/8 inches

Lyman Byxbe was born February 28, 1886 in Pittsfield, Illinois and learned printmaking in Omaha, Nebraska from architect Mark Levings. His relocation to Estes Park, Colorado, was a gradual one, first coming as a summer visitor and by the 1930s building a successful etching business there. Around 1939, Byxbe permanently moved to Estes Park and had a shop on Elkhorn Avenue. His etchings gained public attention as many of his prints were used for Christmas cards and sold to tourists visiting Estes Park. He catered to the tourist trade, resulting in an output of small drawings, aquatints, drypoints and etchings of mountain landscapes. He was elected to the Chicago Society of Etchers and had a one-man show in 1937-1938 at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., which established his reputation as a gifted and prolific printmaker.

ON VIEW in Temporary Exhibition Gallery 12

Signature Signed "Lyman Byxbe" and titled, bottom

Credit Line Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

Accession Number 2008.0891