Dane Burr titled this painting / plaque Jester and based on its style and its original framing, it looks to be one of Burrs early works from the 1950s or 1960s at the latest. Again, this vintage midcentury enamel-on-copper painting still retains all of its original framing and backing. The painting / plaque itself measures approximately two and three quarter inches (2 ¾) in height by three and three quarter inches (3 ¾) in width. The overall dimensions with the wooden frame are approximately six and one half inches (6 ½) in height by seven and one half inches (7 ½) in width. Signed Dane in the bottom right corner of the painting and there is an original artists paper label on the backside that reads: 3381-2 Dane Burr Jester (there is also an original price but it no longer legible).Condition: The painting / plaque itself is in excellent and clean condition. The wooden frame has some small markings, minor scuffs, and theres a small piece of fill missing from the bottom right corner.
BUT AND PLEASE READ The painting / plaque is loose in its original mounting materials and slides up and down within the frame. It needs to be remounted. But again, there is no damage to enameling painting itself.
Please contact me if you need additional information or photographs. As early as 1949 Dane Burr was exhibiting his handmade oil paintings and drawings in the May Shows held at the Cleveland Museum of Art. The first time Burr included one of his studio pottery pieces in the Cleveland May Show was in 1954.
The May Show Archives list paintings and ceramic sculpture being exhibited until 1960. Burr was born on June 29, 1926 in Cleveland, Ohio, attended the Cleveland Institute of Arts, and spent the first half of his artistic life in and around the Cleveland area. According to his obituary (reprinted in its entirety below), Burr always made a living from his art. Dane Burr died on December 7, 2013, in Waynesville, North Carolina.(the following obituary is courtesy of the website for the Waynesville Memorial Services). Dane Henry Burr, 87, of Waynesville passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 7, 2013 with his family and friends by his side. A native of Cleveland, OH, he was the son of the late Hal Sterling and Maybelle Hanna Burr. Dana knew at a very early age that he wanted to be an artist. He was an alumnus of the Cleveland Institute of Art.
His work has earned numerous accolades. Dane and MaryEtta Burr, his beloved wife of 26 years, have owned and operated Burr Studio, a prominent studio and galley on main Street in Waynesville, NC since 1995. Dane was committed to sharing what he knew with others, teaching in various settings for over fifty years. He was proud of his work at Karamu House - known for multi-cultural theater and arts, as well as the Jewish Community Center and Supplementary Center all in Cleveland OH in the 1960's and 1970's. Dane will be greatly missed by his family and friends.In addition to his wife, he is survived by a stepson, David Cryberg and his wife, Becky MacDonald, and daughter, Rachel Cryberg all of Beverly Hills, MI, and twin sister, Elaine Burr Dunbaugh and her children, Gayl and Monte. Burr's wishes, no services will be held at this time. LASTLY, SHOULD THE WORD "EAMES" BE USED IN THE SEARCH TITLE, IT IS THERE FOR THE PURPOSE OF REFERENCING THE MID-CENTURY TIME PERIOD OF THE 1940S THROUGH THE 1970S. 14 THIS ITEM IS BEING OFFERED BY DESIGN REFERENCES -- ESTABLISHED BY A FORMER ART MUSEUM CURATOR TURNED BOOKSELLER SPECIALIZING in OUT-OF-PRINT and PERIOD MATERIALS on the PROGRESSIVE IDEAS of MODERNISM and POST-MODERNISM in DECORATIVE ARTS and ARCHITECTURE, INDUSTRIAL and STUDIO ARTS of the 19TH & 20TH CENTURIES. 15 PLEASE -- NO REQUESTS FOR PHOTOCOPIES OF THIS ITEM.
I DO NOT MAKE PHOTOCOPIES UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. 16 AGAIN, COMMUNICATION IS KEY!17 LASTLY -- WHEN OBSTACLES AND PROBLEMS LOOM LARGE AND YOU SEEM TO BE AT A STAND STILL, REMEMBER THAT EVEN A FALTERING STEP FORWARD IS BETTER THAN NO STEP AT ALL. The item "SIGNED DANE BURR MODERN ENAMEL COPPER ART PLAQUE PAINTING MIDCENTURY MODERNIST" is in sale since Friday, November 23, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Vintage, Retro, Mid-Century\1950s". The seller is "singeldad" and is located in Scottsdale, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States.