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 Lou Burk  (1845 - 1914)

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Lived/Active: Illinois      Known for: horses, farm breeding illustration

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Birth
1845 (Kentucky)
 
Death
1914

Lived/Active
Illinois


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horses, farm breeding illustration

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
The following, submitted July 2005, is from George Gordon who writes: "A lot of of the information I have on Lou Burk has been passed down to me by my family members.  One of Lou Burk's children kept historical notes on Lou.  They have been passed down through the decades to his descendants."


A lot of of the information I have on my great great grandfather has been passed down to me by my family members.  Lou Burk's children kept notes on him  and they have been passed to his descendants.

Lou Burk was born in 1845. He lived most of his life in Illinois. As a young boy he lived on a farm and also worked with his father carrying mail on horseback.

He began his career as an artist in his early twenties.  Among other things, he did catalog illustrations for livestock importers and breeders.
Although Lou Burk was a livestock artist who painted several different types of farm animals, he was primarily known for painting horses (especially draft horses) and cattle.

He passed away in 1914.

This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Note from Frederick Forshaw, Old Church Farm, Caunton, Newark, England:

In 1889 Lou Burk visited the Carlton Shire Horse Stud Farm of James Forshaw in England (see The Shire Horse by Keith Chivers, and The Four Oaks also by Keith Chivers).  Whilst staying there he painted two studies of famous Shires in their stables, namely Carlton Banker and Bar None, two of the most famous stallions of their day.  These paintings are still the property of the family.

The paintings were mentioned in a description of the Stud Farm published in a contemporary British newspaper of the day and were described as being by "the celebrated American artist, Lou Burk".  Looking at the paintings today, and comparing them with other paintings of Forshaw's Shires executed at around the same time, Burk certainly had a good eye.

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