(1909 - 1968)
Virginia Lee Burton was active/lived in Massachusetts, California. Virginia Burton is known for children's book illustration and writing, newspaper artist.
Biography Virginia Burton
Virginia Lee Burton, an illustrator of children's books known primarily for bringing inanimate objects to life and for her vivid scratchboard drawings, was born on August 30, 1909 in Newton Centre, Massachusetts. She married George Demetrios, a sculptor and teacher, in 1931. They had two sons.
Burton first studied art at the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco, and later returned to the East Coast and attended the Boston Museum School. An early job as an artist was as sketcher for the music, dance, and theater sections of the Boston Transcript. She subsequently settled in Folly Cove, Gloucester, Massachusetts with her family.
Burton illustrated and wrote many books, the most beloved by children being Choo
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