George Brainerd Burr
(1876 - 1939)
George Brainerd Burr was active/lived in Connecticut / Europe. George Burr is known for intense colored landscape and figure painting.
Biography George Brainerd Burr
George Burr had a gallery of sketches that he collected and carefully hung on the walls of his Old Lyme house. Artist friends, often in exchange for one of his own sketches, gave most of them to him. Requesting a drawing from his friend Edmund Greacen, Burr wrote, "I like a sketch to look like what it is -a sketch, so don't finish except for name." George Burr's paintings reveal a similar strong interest in expressing a rough, unfinished quality. Most adept with smaller canvases, Burr created lively textured landscape and figure
paintings by employing a translucent background over which strong dabs of paint were loosely applied, frequently exposing the canvas.
Burr had been introduced to and influenced by the modern movements of G
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