Available works by: George Elbert Burr  American (1859 - 1939)  

Born in Monroe Falls, Ohio, George Elbert Burr became a noted etcher as well as pastel and watercolor painter of desert and Rocky Mountain scenes.  He had early art instruction from his mother, and when he was ten, he moved with his family to Cameron, Missouri, where his father bought a hardware store. He began experimenting early with etching techniques and then studied for three months at the Art Institute of Chicago, his only formal training. In 1890, he became an itinerant illustrator for "Harper's" and "Leslie's Weekly," and he also did a commission of 1000 pen-and-ink- drawings for a Metropolitan Museum catalog of a bronze and jade collection owned by Heber R. Bishop. The money he made from this and other Bishop commissions allowed him to travel in Europe for four years, and he did hundreds of sketches there. In search of a better climate for his health, he moved to Denver in 1906, but he and his wife spent their winters in the deserts of New Mexico, Southern California, and Arizona. From these travels, he did his most famous etchings, a series called "Desert Set." He settled in Phoenix in 1924, and lived there until his death in 1939 at age eighty.

George Elbert Burr : The Little Canyon - Arizona at Davidson Galleries

George Elbert Burr (1859 - 1939)

The Little Canyon - Arizona

Medium: Etching and drypoint
Signature: Signed in pencil
References: Reference: Seeber 257
Size: 5-7/8 x 4-3/8 inches
Description: Monogram in plate
Stock Number: 28854c
Price: $600.00

George Elbert Burr : Timberline Storm at Davidson Galleries

George Elbert Burr (1859 - 1939)

Timberline Storm

Medium: Etching, aquatint and drypoint
Signature: Signed in pencil. Monogram in the plate
Size: 9-7/8 x 11-7/8 inches
Condition: Few small areas of repair within image.
Stock Number: 45183c
Price: $1500.00

George Elbert Burr : The Land of Mystery - The Desert at Davidson Galleries

George Elbert Burr (1859 - 1939)

The Land of Mystery - The Desert

Medium: Aquatint and drypoint
Signature: Signed and titled in pencil
References: Reference: Seeber 324
Size: 6-3/4 x 9-1/2 inches
Description: Monogram in plate
Stock Number: 28826c
Price: $1200.00

George Elbert Burr : In a Village Near Mentone at Davidson Galleries

George Elbert Burr (1859 - 1939)

In a Village Near Mentone

Medium: Watercolor
Year: 1927
Signature: Signed
Size: 21-1/4 x 10 inches
Stock Number: 28887c
Price: $3000.00

George Elbert Burr : Temple of the Sibyl, Tivoli at Davidson Galleries

George Elbert Burr (1859 - 1939)

Temple of the Sibyl, Tivoli

Medium: Drypoint
Signature: Signed and titled in pencil
References: Reference: Seeber 86
Size: 9-7/8 x 6-7/8 inches
Description: Monogram in plate. Watermark: F.J. Head & Co
Stock Number: 28869c
Price: $250.00

George Elbert Burr : Indian Homes Apache Indian Reservation , Arizona at Davidson Galleries

George Elbert Burr (1859 - 1939)

Indian Homes Apache Indian Reservation , Arizona

Medium: Drypoint
Signature: Signed in pencil
References: Seeber 294
Size: 7-3/4 x 9-7/8 inches
Condition: Old hinge residue
Stock Number: 28860c
Price: $1500.00

George Elbert Burr : From Appian Way, Rome at Davidson Galleries

George Elbert Burr (1859 - 1939)

From Appian Way, Rome

Medium: Drypoint
Signature: Signed and titled in pencil
References: Seeber 248.
Size: 6 x 8 3/4 inches
Condition: Discoloration at edge of sheet, old hinge residue, lightly foxed
Stock Number: 28872c
Price: $225.00

George Elbert Burr : Woods in Winter at Davidson Galleries

George Elbert Burr (1859 - 1939)

Woods in Winter

Medium: Drypoint
Signature: Signed and titled in pencil. Monogram in plate
References: Seeber 297
Size: 9 3/4 x 7 7/8 inches
Condition: Old hinges at top corners in outer margin.
Stock Number: 28885c
Price: $750.00

George Elbert Burr : Mesa Encantada, New Mexico (No. 1) at Davidson Galleries

George Elbert Burr (1859 - 1939)

Mesa Encantada, New Mexico (No. 1)

Medium: Drypoint and mixed etching
Edition : 9/40
Signature: Signed
Size: 6 x 7-7/8 inches
Price: $400.00