Schyl attended both the Althin Painting School and Technical School in Stockholm between 1913 and 1914 and then trained as an art teacher until 1917 at the Technical School’s Senior Art &Design school. During this period, Schyl made many study trips to Germany before travelling to Copenhagen where he studied for two years at the Royal Danish Academy. In the early 1920s Schyl ran an art school in Lund, southern Sweden and during the holidays continued his study trips across the conti - nent in the early 1920s. In 1924, with other Skåne painters and sculptors, Schyl became a member of the southern Swedish modernist Group ‘De tolv’ (e Twelve) which contributed to the Skåne breakthrough of modernism between 1924 and 1934. Several members of the group had been studying under André Lhote in Paris in 1912. A collection of the 'De tolv' works can be found at the Malmö Art Gallery. In 1928, Schyl was instrumental in forming the Artist’s group and society ‘Aura’. Schyl’s works are held in the collections of several museums and art collections, including the Swed ish National Museum, the Malmö Museum, Lund University’s collections, and the museums of Helsingborg and Tomelilla.