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Ferdinand Burgdorff

 (1881 - 1975)
Ferdinand Burgdorff was active/lived in California, Ohio.  Ferdinand Burgdorff is known for landscape and genre painting, printmaking.

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Ferdinand Burgdorff


Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Ferdinand Burgdorff studied at the Cleveland School of Art and in Paris with Rene Menard and Florence Este.  In 1907, he headed West with the intention of becoming a desert landscape painter.  He lived in box cars with railroad builders on the stretch of line between Yuma and Calexico and traveling by wagon or horseback, accompanied surveyors on many trips into the desert.  Of this time he wrote: "There were such exciting things to see and paint, undisturbed by a single human within miles" (Widening Horizons).

He also worked for a period in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he painted the sandy wastes near Albuquerque in the region known as the Sandia.  He then moved to Califor  ...  Displaying 750 of 1992 characters.



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About  Ferdinand Burgdorff

Born:  1881 - Cleveland, Ohio
Died:   1975 - Pebble Beach, California
Known for:  landscape and genre painting, printmaking