Medium: Original Oil on Canvas
Artist Information: Irvin S. Burkee (1918-2007). Signed I. Burkee (Irvin S. Burkee). Listed artist in Who Was Who in American Art. Exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago 1942-43.
Size: 26 x 28 inches (canvas size)
Frame: Original black wood frame.
Description: Interesting vintage example of expressionist painting. The thickly applied paints across the canvas combined with the contrasting colors give the painting a very unique depth. Great look and feel to this one, even more striking in person. Signed and dated by the artist in the lower left corner of the canvas. Sure to be treasured masterpiece. Irv Burkee is a well established American Southwest artist and has a solid following. Be sure to visit his website to get a good feel for the quality of his work.
Condition: Very good. No holes or tears. Ready for framing and display in a quality collection.
Biographical Information found on Irv Burkee’s website:
After highschool, Mr. Burkee’s formal studies began at the school of the Art Institute of Chicago. He received yearly scholarships. Upon graduation and 2 years of post-graduate work, he was awarded a foreign travel fellowship. He later taught at the University of Colorado and at Stephens College. Irv introduced into their curriculum two new departments, jewelry and printmaking. He left teaching after six years to pursue his own art. He established a home and studio in Aspen, Colorado. His experimentation with different media expanded into marble sculpture, metal work, and printmaking with various and unique techniques. He received a Smithsonian award for his jewelry, a grant from the Colorado Mountain College to study sculpture in Italy, and was appointed a member of the National Sculpture Society in New York City. His work has been published in 3 books and he is listed in Who’s Who in the World. Much of his work is in private collections throughout the US. Irv’s work can be described as a synthesis between impressionism and expressionism, and (at times) pointillism. However, it is far more - Irv's paintings work have a voice of their own. The colors, the southwestern themes, his delicate touch - all serve to create a wonderful experience that is uniquely Irv Burkee. Irv maintained a resident citizenship in Pietrasanta, Italy. He visited and worked there from time to time. His latest studio was in the Arizona Verde Valley (Sedona). Selected Honors Smithsonian Award for Silversmithing - 1957 Who’s Who in the World Selected Member of National Sculpture Society of New York - 1991 Mr. Burkee’s paintings and sculptures are extensively represented throughout the country in galleries, museums and private collections. His Sedona Chamber Music Society landscapes are seen throughout Arizona.