Maurice King Burns (1895-1934)

Born at the turn of the 19th century (literally), Maurice King Burns was the son of a prominent New York City real estate contractor. His father had plans for him to participate in the family business, but Maurice was more interested in painting. He died in 1934, at the age of 39, in a fire in his New York City apartment. His medium was oil paint and, having stored many of his painting supplies in the apartment, the materials likely contributed to the tragic event.

Maurice painted in the Realist/Representational style. His subjects were most often marine, land and seascapes. A specialty of his was depicting snowy, wintery scenes in locations such as the Catskills. He also painted New England and New York street scenes.

Some of Maurice's paintings were submitted to juried shows at the Guggenheim Museum and the Salmagundi Club. Most of his paintings were completed while traveling to New Hampshire and Massachusetts towns, harbors and coastlines such as Gloucester, Rockport, and Provincetown. Many of his works were left as gifts to the family and friends he visited.

Sketch-Rockport by Maurice King Burns
oil on linen
18" x 20"

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