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George Elbert Burr Art

American, 1859-1939

George Elbert Burr was an American printmaker and painter best known for his etchings and drypoints of the desert and mountain regions of the American West. He enjoyed success early, providing illustrations for Harper's, Scribner's Magazine, Frank Leslie's Weekly, and The Cosmopolitan. In 1892, he began a four-year project illustrating a catalog of Heber R. Bishop's collection of jade antiquities for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This project, producing etchings of over a thousand artifacts, paid well enough for Burr to embark on an extended tour of Europe upon its completion with his wife. Over the next five years, as they traveled in Italy, Germany, and the British Isles, Burr amassed sketches and watercolors that would provide the source material for his copper plate etchings of European scenes. In 1924, the Burrs settled in Phoenix, Arizona, where he would remain for the rest of his life. The change of scenery allowed him to round out his oeuvre of Western landscapes with expansive views of the Sonoran and Mojave deserts. He and his wife, who died in 1941, are buried in Cameron. Today, George Elbert Burr is widely considered to be one of the finest of the early 20th-century American etchers. His prints are in several prominent collections including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the British Museum, the French National Print Collection, Luxembourg Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum, the New York Public Library, Brooklyn Museum, Museum of Northern Arizona and the Congressional Library in Washington, D.C.

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Artist: George Elbert Burr
Original Signed Lithograph Print of a Winter Landscape with Snow and Trees
By George Elbert Burr
Located in Denver, CO
Original signed lithograph print signed by George Elbert Burr (1859-1939) of a winter landscape with snow and trees. Presented in a custom frame with archival materials measuring 15 ...
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20th Century American Modern George Elbert Burr Art

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Lithograph

North Boulder Creek, Colorado —Southwest Impressionism
By George Elbert Burr
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
George Elbert Burr, 'North Boulder Creek, Colorado', etching, c. 1915, Seeber 99. A superb, luminous impression, in dark sepia ink, with skilfully wiped plate tone, on cream laid pap...
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1910s American Impressionist George Elbert Burr Art

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Etching

A Mirage- Modernist 1920s Arizona Southwest Desert Landscape Watercolor Painting
By George Elbert Burr
Located in Denver, CO
A Mirage (Desert Landscape, Arizona), vintage 1927 original signed watercolor on paper by George Elbert Burr (1859-1939). Presented in a custom frame with archival mat and UV protect...
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1920s American Modern George Elbert Burr Art

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Watercolor, Archival Paper

OASIS OF SEVEN PALMS CALIFORNIA
By George Elbert Burr
Located in Portland, ME
Burr, George Elbert. OASIS OF SEVEN PALMS CALIFORNIA. Gouache on paper, not dated. Titled in pencil, lower left, and signed in pencil, lower right, and with the number "85" at the lo...
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Early 20th Century George Elbert Burr Art

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Gouache

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River Motif, Edition of 50, 1918 Black and White Lithograph Landscape Trees
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Ober Steinberg, Suisse.
By George Elbert Burr
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Soapweed, Arizona (no. 2); edition of 40 (original etching from the Desert Set)
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Soapweed, Arizona by George Elbert Burr (1859-1939) original vintage circa 1924 signed etching (drypoint and mezzotint on Arches laid paper), from an edition of 40. This work is par...
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Old Pine Estes Park
By George Elbert Burr
Located in Missouri, MO
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Longs Peak, Estes Park, Colorado (no. 2).
By George Elbert Burr
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Etching and aquatint printed in colors. Seeber 43. 6 1/8 x 8 3/8 (sheet 9 x 12 1/4). Series: Estes Park. Staining in the margins from a previous mat has been professionally deacidifi...
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Untitled (Creek and Trees)
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Barrel Cactus, Arizona; edition of 40
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