Burmah Hall Burris was born in Mississippi on March 6, 1910. After studying at the Art Institute of Chicago, Burris moved to San Francisco in the late 1930s and was an assistant to José Moya del Pino for the murals at the Golden Gate International Exposition. By 1940 the artist was teaching at the University of Texas. During the 1950s and 1960s the artist's illustrations appeared in Harper's and other national magazines. She died in Colleyville, TX on Dec. 22, 2007.
Exh: Art Institute of Chicago, 1935; Paul Elders (SF), 1938; San Francisco Art Ass'n, 1939.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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