Biografie von Calvin Waller BURNETT (1921-2007)

Birth place: Cambridge, MA

Addresses: West Newton, MA

Profession: Painter, educator, graphic artist

Studied: Mass. Col. Art, BFA; BMFA Sch. (printmaking); Mass. Col. Art, BS Educ.; Boston Univ., MFA.

Exhibited: Atlanta Univ. (prizes, 1953, 1955, 1960, 1963, 1966, 1968); Lowell State College, 1955; Children's Art Center, 1953, 1957; MIT, 1955; Cambridge AA (prizes, 1946, 1949, 1961); Framingham State College; Smithonian Inst.; BM; NAD; Internat'l Print Soc.; Albany Inst. of Contemporary Art; LOC; Barnet Aden Gallery, Wash., DC; Silvermine Guild, CT; Brandeis Univ.; Harvard Univ.; Boston College; Inst. of Modern Art, Boston; Oakland Mus.; Taller de Grafica, Mexico; Newbury Gallery, 1963; Weeden Gallery, 1964; Xavier Univ., 1963; Dickson Art Center, Los Angeles, 1966; WVa. State College, 1966 (solo); Smith-Mason Gallery, 1971; Nat'l Center of Afro-American Artists,1972 (solo); Boston Pub. Lib.,1973. Awards: second award, Assoc. Am. Artists, 1959; awards for printmaking, Boston Printmakers, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1964.

Member: Cambridge AA; Nat'l Conference of Artists; Boston Negro Artists' Assn. (co-founder, 1963)

Work: BMFA; Oakland Mus., Calif.; Fogg Art Mus., Harvard Univ., Cambridge, Mass.; Wiggins Coll., Boston Pub. Libr.; Howard Univ.; Atlanta Univ.; Wellesley Col.; Nat'l Bezalel Mus., Jerusalem; Simmons Coll., Boston; priv. colls.

Comments: Preferred media: oils. Teaching: t., DeCordova Mus., Lincoln, MA; prof. art, Mass. Col. Art, 1956-. Auth.-des., Objective Drawing Techniques (Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1966).

Sources: WW73; Della Taylor, Skill Adds to Communication," Charleston Gazette, 1966; M. Holsen, "Introducing Some Boston Printmakers," The Connoiseur (London, 1967); V.E. Atkinson, Black Dimensions in Contemporary American Art (New Am. Libr., 1971); Cederholm, Afro-American Artists.

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