George Elbert Burr
(1859 - 1939)
George Elbert Burr was active/lived in Colorado, Arizona. George Burr is known for etchings and paintings-desert landscape, botanical.
Biography George Elbert Burr
Born in Monroe Falls, Ohio, George Burr became a noted etcher as well
as pastel and watercolor painter of desert and Rocky Mountain
scenes. He produced over 1000 watercolors and pulled more than
25,000 etchings generally small in size and showing "the miniaturist's
precise delicacy". (Samuels 77)
George Burr had early art
instruction from his mother, and when he was ten, moved with his family
to Cameron, Missouri, where his father bought a hardware store.
The young George began experimenting early with etching techniques and
then studied for three months at the Art Institute of Chicago, his only
In 1890, he became an itinerant illustrator for Harper's and Leslie's Weekly,
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