Walter Wilcox Burridge
(1857 - 1913)
Walter Wilcox Burridge was active/lived in Illinois, New Mexico. Walter Burridge is known for panoramic landscape paintings, set design, illustrations.
Biography Walter Wilcox Burridge
Noted both as an early Chicago painter and as a set designer, Walter Burridge was born August 29,1857 in Brooklyn, New York.
began his pursuit of set design at an early age studying with scenic
artist Harly Merry. After working in New York theaters, he moved to
Chicago in 1882 and settled in suburban LaGrange. For many years,
he was the scenic artist for the Chicago Grand Opera and the McVickers
Theatre. Set design in Burridge's day meant turning a
two-dimensional surface, generally a cloth backdrop, into a
three-dimensional image. Burridge was famous for creating
illusions that today would be called special effects, such as
projecting images on a gauze screen. Artist Albert Sterner
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