The following information was submitted in April of 2006 by Bob Higgins:
Burgess, born in 1913, had a long and distinguished career as a painter, lithographer, teacher, and designer. She studied at the Corcoran Art School, The Phillips Memorial Gallery School of Art, and with C. Law Watkins. She exhibited at the National Gallery of Art in 1941; The Art Institute of Chicago in 1942; at the Phillips Memorial Gallery in 1943 and 1944, and at other important venues, including the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, The Contemporary Art Gallery, The Oakland Art Gallery, the Whyte Gallery, and others. Her paintings are in the permanent collection of the Phillips Collection ; the Whyte Gallery in Washington DC; and her murals are at American University and Carville Hosptial, Carville, LA.
Falk, Peter Hastings (ed.) Who Was Who in American Art