(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.
Biography Burton Callicott
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.
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
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