Connell P. Byrne, self-taught artist who exhibited at ArtScape and Towson festival

Connell P. Byrne, a self-taught artist whose work can be found in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and in books, record albums and the murals he created for Cal Ripken Jr. and Brooks Robinson, died May 14 from cancer at his Towson home.

He was 61.

“Connell was a unique guy [and]…