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Byers, Alexander McBurney

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role Collector
dates 1827-1900
city Allegheny
other citiesGreenfield, Mercer Co, PA; Pittsburgh, PA;
gender M
historical notes Alexander McBurney Byers was an art collector, millionaire, iron manufacturer, financier, and president of both A M Byers Company and National Iron Bank of Pittsburgh.

Byers' collection included work by Gainsborough, Turner, Rousseau and Corot. R Knoedler assisted Byers with his art purchases.

Maude J. Denniston Lyons was the daughter of A M Byers.
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