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Burton Callicott

 (1907 - 2003)
Burton Harry Callicott was active/lived in Tennessee, Indiana.  Burton Callicott is known for modernist-leaning landscape, non ob, bas-relief, mural painting.

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Born in 1907 in Terre Haute, Indiana, Burton Callicott spent much his of childhood and his seventy-year career as an artist and educator in Memphis.  Callicott graduated in 1931 from the Cleveland School of Art, where he began an exploration of the use of light and dark that would follow him throughout his life.  He is perhaps best known regionally for his set of three large murals in the Memphis Pink Palace Museum titled The Coming of De Soto.

Completing his training in sculpture at the Cleveland School of Art in the midst of the Depression, Callicott returned to Memphis, where his mother and stepfather, Michael Abt, resided.  The director of the western division of Tennessee's Federal Works of Art Pr   ...  Displaying 750 of 4513 characters.

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