James Bernard Byrnes dies at 94.
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"An Abstract Expressionist Life"
2/19/1017 - 9/26/2011
James was the first curator of Modern Art, L.A. County Museum, 1946-53; Director of N. Carolina Museum of Art, 1956-1960; Director, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1961-1972; Director, Newport Harbor Art Center, 1973-74. James continued his work as an appraiser and consultant in fine arts right through into his late 80s! He is survived by his son Ronald Laurence Byrnes of Berkeley, CA.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Oct. 11, 2011