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 Roger Noble Burnham  (1876 - 1962)

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Lived/Active: California/Massachusetts      Known for: Sculptor, teacher, lecturer

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Born in Hingham, MA on Aug. 10, 1876. After graduating from Harvard University in 1899, Burnham entered the American Academy of Dramatic Art and graduated in 1907. He then studied sculpture with Caroline Hunt Rimmer. From 1912-17 he taught modeling at Harvard's School of Architecture. He spent time in Rome and Hawaii until 1922 when he arrived in California. In his studio in the Berkeley hills, he fulfilled several portrait commissions. In 1925 he settled in Los Angeles and taught at Otis Art Institute until 1932. Burnham died in Los Angeles on March 14, 1962. Member: Laguna Beach AA; Long Beach AA; LA AA. Exh: NY Arch. League, 1904 (Avery prize); UC Berkeley, 1911 (1st prize); Paris; Rome; Hawaii; Hotel Claremont (Berkeley), 1923 (solo); Biltmore Salon (LA), 1924; Friday Morning Club (LA), 1925; Calif. Art Club, 1926-38; Pasadena Art Inst., 1927; Palos Verdes Library, 1935; Ebell Club (LA), 1935; Artists of the Southwest (LA), 1948; Painters & Sculptors of LA, 1952. In: Boston City Hall Annex (four colossal figures); State Bldg (LA); DeLongpre Park, Hollywood (Valentino); MacArthur Park (LA); USC (Trojan).
Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Contemporary American Sculpture; Southern California Artists (Nancy Moure); American Art Annual 1919-33; Who's Who in California 1929; Who's Who in American Art 1936-62; WW in West, 1954; Los Angeles Times & NY Times, 3-16-1962 (obits).
Nearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here.

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