Pearl Robison (Burrows) Burns
(1885 - 1958)
Pearl Robison (Burrows) Burns was active/lived in Oklahoma, Texas, Indiana. Pearl Burns is known for frontier genre, Indian and Southwest landscape painting.
Biography Pearl Robison (Burrows) Burns
Born in Shoals, Indiana, Pearl Burns became a painter of Southwest
landscapes, genre, and figures and for many years did illustrations,
which appeared in "Liberty" magazine.
She was raised in Dalhart,
Texas where her stepfather, David Robison, was mayor. He encouraged her
to pursue her art talent and to attend the Museum of Fine Arts in
Boston, which she did from 1912 to 1915. There she studied with Edmund
Tarbell and Frank Benson. She later took summer art schools at Harvard
University and in Taos at the extension of the University of New
In 1918, she homesteaded land in Texhoma, Oklahoma and
built a studio on her eighty acre tract from where she recorded life on
the Texas and Oklahoma panhandle. Much of he
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