William Alexander Burns
(1921 - 1972)
William Alexander Burns was active/lived in United Kingdom. William Burns is known for painting.
Biography William Alexander Burns
Born in Newton Mearns, William Burns trained at Glasgow School of Art in
the late 1940s and thereafter at Hospitalfield, near Arbroath. One of a
number of artists from the west who settled in the north-east of
Scotland, he joined the art department of Aberdeen College of Education.
Burns' career was cut short at the age of 51 when his light aircraft
crashed in dense fog.
Using his environment as a starting point, Burns
increasingly explored abstraction and color as means of expression.
Early landscapes gave way to harbors and late in his career, Burns
explored the mines along the east coast of Scotland with the benefit of a
pilot's bird's-eye view.
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