George Elbert Burr (American, 1939)

Chronik

1859
Born: Monroe Falls, Ohio
1869
Moved with his parents to Cameron, Missouri, where his father opened a hardware store
1878
Left for Illinois to attend the Art Institute of Chicago (then called the Chicago Academy of Design).
1879
Moved back to Cameron
1888
Employed as an illustrator for Scribner’s, Harper’s, and The Observer
1892
Began a four-year project to illustrate a catalog for the Metropolitan Museum of Art of Heber R. Bishop’s jade collection
1894
Married Elizabeth Rogers
1896 – 1901
Along with his wife, spent the years sketching and traveling on a tour of Europe that spanned from Sicily to North Wales
1901
Settled in New Jersey where Burr sustained a living through the sale of his etchings and watercolors
1906
The couple moved to Denver, Colorado, in an effort to improve George’s poor health.
1924
Burr’s failing health prompted a move to a more moderate climate and the couple settled in Phoenix, Arizona
1939
Burr remained in Phoenix until his death

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Literatur

George Elbert Burr 1859-1939: Catalogue Raisonne and Guide to the Etched Works with Biographical and Critical Notes, Louise Combes Seeber, Northland Press, Flagstaff, Arizona,1971.