Skip to main content

George Elbert Burr Art

GEORGE ELBERT BURR (USA, 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.

(Biography provided by Keith Sheridan, LLC)
Applied Filters5 results
Creator:George Elbert Burr
to
2
Item Ships From
5
Height
to
Width
to
1
1
1
5
1
2
5
9,740
2,533
1,915
1,588
3
2
2
1
Soapweed, Arizona (no. 2); edition of 40 (original etching from the Desert Set)
By George Elbert Burr
Located in Denver, CO
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...
Category

1920s American Realist George Elbert Burr Art

Materials

Etching

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...
Category

1910s American Impressionist George Elbert Burr Art

Materials

Etching

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...
Category

Early 20th Century George Elbert Burr Art

Materials

Gouache

Ober Steinberg, Suisse.
By George Elbert Burr
Located in Storrs, CT
Ober Steinberg, Suisse. 1900-1905. Watercolor on paper. 9 1/4 x 13 1/2. Signed, lower left; titled, lower right. Housed in an archival French mat and a 16 1/4 x 19 1/2-inch silver le...
Category

Early 20th Century American Modern George Elbert Burr Art

Materials

Watercolor

Untitled (Creek and Trees)
By George Elbert Burr
Located in Denver, CO
George Elbert Burr, original landscape etching of a Creek and Trees (likely Colorado), signed lower left margin in pencil and dated verso. Presented in a custom frame with all archiv...
Category

1920s Post-Impressionist George Elbert Burr Art

Materials

Etching

Related Items
Tomorrow's Bread; edition of 250
By Peppino Mangravite
Located in Denver, CO
Category

20th Century George Elbert Burr Art

Materials

Lithograph

The Temple of the Great Spirit (Colorado)
By Birger Sandzen
Located in Denver, CO
Category

Early 20th Century Abstract Impressionist George Elbert Burr Art

Materials

Woodcut

Mountain Slope (Colorado)
By Sven Birger Sandzen
Located in Denver, CO
Category

1920s American Modern George Elbert Burr Art

Materials

Lithograph

Saturday Morning (Market, Taos Plaza, New Mexico)
By Barbara Latham
Located in Denver, CO
Category

Mid-20th Century American Modern George Elbert Burr Art

Materials

Linocut

Young Man Who Went West
By Peppino Mangravite
Located in Denver, CO
Category

20th Century George Elbert Burr Art

Materials

Lithograph

Farm in the Rockies (Colorado) - original framed vintage lithograph
By Frederick Shane
Located in Denver, CO
Category

1930s American Modern George Elbert Burr Art

Materials

Lithograph

Prospector's Cabin (vintage 1937 Modernist Black and White Lithograph)
By Archie Musick
Located in Denver, CO
Category

Mid-20th Century American Modern George Elbert Burr Art

Materials

Lithograph

Untitled (Taos Pueblo, New Mexico)
By Myron Wood
Located in Denver, CO
Category

Mid-20th Century American Realist George Elbert Burr Art

Materials

Photographic Paper

Pair of 19th Century Etchings: Ornamental Frieze & Ancient Candelabra
By Giovanni Battista Piranesi
Located in Denver, CO
Category

19th Century Rococo George Elbert Burr Art

Materials

Etching

Hand of Ishmael
By Tony Fitzpatrick
Located in Denver, CO
Category

Late 20th Century Surrealist George Elbert Burr Art

Materials

Mixed Media, Aquatint

Four Flowers
By Margo Hoff
Located in Denver, CO
Category

Mid-20th Century American Modern George Elbert Burr Art

Materials

Color

Buffalo Dance (Native American Pueblo, New Mexico)
By George Biddle
Located in Denver, CO
Category

1930s American Modern George Elbert Burr Art

Materials

Lithograph