Art students urged this Tucson painter to write a book

Beyond his paintings, Steven Bye is also an author, having written a fictional book about Vincent van Gogh. Painter Steven Bye creates Arizona-centric oil paintings. When Steven Bye was only 4½ years old, he broke his jaw.

He couldn’t talk and he didn’t yet know how to write.

“The only way I could communicate — I drew pictures,” he says. “That’s how I communicated.”His injury eventually healed, but his love of art stuck with him for decades to come.“When I was 7 or 8 years old, I taught myself to draw Superman by memory,” he says. “I did all the comic […]


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