Bjorn Rye (1943-1998)
Born in Los Angeles and raised
in Utah, he traveled widely, living in San Francisco, New York
City, Athens, Munich, and London.
After studying art history and creative writing at Columbia University,
he published two novels and wrote art criticism for "Artforum"
In 1989, he returned to the Santa Barbara area and
began to paint landscapes so successfully that he had sell-out
exhibitions in New York, San Francisco
and Santa Barbara in 1997 and 1998.
Signed, Titled and
Dated on back of Canvas