Donald Byrum (1942- ) was born in Hertford, North Carolina. He has taught at the University of Michigan (1967-69), Mankato State College (1969-74), and University of North Carolina at Charlotte (1974). He is currently a Professor at Wichita State University. He has participated in several group and solo exhibitions across the country. His works are in the collections of the Chrysler Museum of Art, the Minnesota Museum of Art, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, the University of Michigan, Old Dominion University, Mankato State University, and St. Cloud College in Minnesota.