(1881 - 1975)
Ferdinand Burgdorff was active/lived in California, Ohio. Ferdinand Burgdorff is known for landscape and genre painting, printmaking.
Biography Ferdinand Burgdorff
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Ferdinand Burgdorff studied at the Cleveland
School of Art and in Paris with Rene Menard and Florence Este. In
1907, he headed West with the intention of becoming a desert landscape
painter. He lived in box cars with railroad builders on the
stretch of line between Yuma and Calexico and traveling by wagon or
horseback, accompanied surveyors on many trips into the desert.
Of this time he wrote: "There were such exciting things to see and
paint, undisturbed by a single human within miles" (Widening Horizons).
also worked for a period in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he painted the
sandy wastes near Albuquerque in the region known as the Sandia.
He then moved to Califor
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