Byron’s career in art began as a fashion illustrator for the House of Valentine in New York City after high school, summer of 1965 and has spanned over fifty years. He worked in the commercial art business as a board artist – creating overlays for silkscreens, fashion illustration and layout, spot illustrations, advertising story boards (Glad Bags), cover designs for annual reports and brochures, medical illustrations, editorial illustrations for Black Enterprise, National Review magazines, USA Today newspaper and other publications.
Byron’s study of calligraphy led him to find the Society of Scribes and to scribe work for the American Bible Society. In the mid-80’s, he was executive art director at Wild Boar and Great American t-shirts manufacturers, where he developed and pioneered the 4-color ink printing process on for black t-shirts.
After re-locating to Boston, he became affiliated with the National Center for Afro-American Artists (NCAAA) as Resident Master Artist, and taught art in the Boston Public School system. Byron has had solo shows at the NCAAA and United South End Settlement (Harriet Tubman House), and group shows at the Brooklyn Museum.