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Walter 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 Burridge

Noted both as an early Chicago painter and as a set designer, Walter Burridge was born August 29,1857 in Brooklyn, New York.

He 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 (1863-1946) wo   ...  Displaying 750 of 8978 characters.

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