The Eyden names have been familiar to almost anyone with interest in the
world of Indiana art. Eyden inherited his artistic talent from his father
who was born in Hanover, Germany. He studied from John Bundy, Charles
Hawthorne, Daniel Garber and William Merritt Chase at the New York Art
In addition to being a talented painter, Eyden was an accomplished
violinist. He studied with Fredrick Hicks, professor of music at Earlham
For eleven years, he operated a gallery/studio in Greenwich Village,
painting many New York street scenes. Yet despite his travels, his favorite
subject matter would be the woodland scene of beech woods.
During his lifetime, he won numerous awards and honors, including a
one-man show of his work in 1968 at McGuire Memorial Hall art galleries. On
the closing day of the exhibition, he gave a painting demonstration. He was
a consistent exhibitor in the Hoosier Salon and participated in the first
salon held in Chicago.