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George Elbert Burr [1859-1939]



[From the catalogue-in-progress for “Landscapes & Livestock”, a loan exhibition for Agincourt Homecoming in the Fall of 2015]

BURR, George Elbert [1857-1939]



etching / 4.5 inches by 3.75 inches

George Burr was among America’s most renowned etchers of the early 20th century. Though he was born in Ohio, Burr’s career is associated with Colorado and the high deserts of Arizona and New Mexico. This print—inscribed to Eugenia Campbell and dated St Patrick’s Day 1930—may be outside the numbered edition.

The Community Collection now numbers more than two hundred pieces accumulated since the first exhibit in 1912. And the documentation is relatively complete for the majority of works. But George Burr’s etching is one of the few exceptions. Burr has no known connection to the community and Eugenia Campbell is equally unknown. We hope the collection’s centennial celebration will bring more information to light.

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