(1917 - 2010)
Margaret Taylor Goss Burroughs was active/lived in Illinois, Louisiana. Margaret Burroughs is known for linocut prints, modernist still life, figure and genre painting, teaching.
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Biography Margaret Burroughs
Obituary, Chicago Tribune November 21, 2010
Founder of DuSable Museum dies at 95
Dr. Margaret Burroughs, the principal founder of the DuSable Museum of African American History on Chicago's South Side, died today. She was 95.
Burroughs and her husband, Charles Burroughs, founded the museum--named after Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, who is widely regarded as Chicago's first permanent resident--in 1961. For the first ten years of its existence, the museum operated out of the Burroughs' home and she served as its executive director.
Known by many as a prominent artist and writer, Burroughs was born Nov. 1, 1915 in Saint Rose, La. and moved to Chicago with her family by the time she was a teenager
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