Artist Biography

Charles Edward Byron – January 12, 1961 – August 26, 2003

Chuck Byron was born and raised in San Diego, California on January 12, 1961. At a young age he began drawing and painting pictures of the animals he hunted and the fish he had caught on the local lakes and offshore of the southern coast of California. After his tour of duty as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army, Chuck went on to college at the Academy of Art in San Francisco and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1988.

Chuck Byron creates anatomically accurate paintings and drawings of all wildlife and fish with his own style of exaggerated realism. Capturing, with his art, what every outdoorsman and naturalist has seen or hopes to experience.

Since 1990 Chuck’s originals have been used for trophies at some of the world’s most famous fishing tournaments in Cabo San Lucas, as well as local Southern California club tournaments and fundraisers. Chuck’s art has raised many thousand’s of dollars for various charities, including the Pete Lopicola Cancer fund, the World Billfish Foundation, United Angler’s, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the International Game Fish Association (I.G.F.A). In his studio in San Diego, Chuck created original designs for magazine covers, product and apparel manufacturer. He also has several giant murals in California, Baja, and in Nevada.

Chuck skippered many fishing trips out of the San Diego Sportfishing fleet where he enjoyed hunting the fish for his customers and teaching many children the joy of fishing.

In commemoration since his passing, Chuck’s love and respect for the outdoors is reflected in the new release of Chuck Byron Commemorative Fine Art Prints. All of these can be seen at his online gallery at Also, check our trade show page for info on viewing the art in your city.