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Byron Gálvez (October 28, 1941 – October 27, 2009) was a Mexican artist who was primarily known for his painting but also created sculpture and printmaking. He was born in rural Mexico, and was exposed to jazz music and literature through his father. These influences can be seen throughout Gálvez’s style and career. He went to Mexico City to study art at both the undergraduate and graduate level, but never completed his degrees, opting instead to jump right into a career. His work was criticized by Justino Fernández before one of his early exhibitions, however, all of the paintings were sold in advance to foreign buyers including American actor Vincent Price, who called Gálvez a “Mexican Picasso”. He has since had individual and collective exhibitions in Mexico, the United States and other parts of the world. He concentrated on painting during the 1970s and 1980s, but moved on to sculpture later in his career. Recognitions for Gálvez’s work include membership in the Salón de la Plástica Mexicana, a retrospective at the Palacio de Bellas Artes and two books published about his life.

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Byron Gálvez (October 28, 1941 – October 27, 2009) was a Mexican artist who was primarily known for his painting but also created sculpture and printmaking. He was born in rural Mexico, and was exposed to jazz music and literature through his father. These influences can be seen throughout Gálvez's style and career. He went to Mexico City to study art at both the undergraduate and graduate level, but never completed his degrees, opting instead to jump right into a career. His work was criticized by Justino Fernández before one of his early exhibitions, however, all of the paintings were sold in advance to foreign buyers including American actor Vincent Price, who called Gálvez a “Mexican Picasso”. He has since had individual and collective exhibitions in Mexico, the United States and other parts of the world. He concentrated on painting during the 1970s and 1980s, but moved on to sculpture later in his career. Recognitions for Gálvez's work include membership in the Salón de la Plástica Mexicana, a retrospective at the Palacio de Bellas Artes and two books published about his life.