Calvin Burnett

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Calvin Burnett (July 18, 1921, Cambridge, Massachusetts - October 8, 2007 in Medway, Massachusetts[1]) was an African-American artist, illustrator and art educator.[2]

Calvin Burnett graduated from the Massachusetts School of Art in 1942, and received his MFA from Boston University in 1960. He has taught at a number of institutions in the northeastern United States, including the Massachusetts College of Art and the DeCordova Museum. His work has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States, in galleries and museums including the Smithsonian Institution and the Brooklyn Museum.


  1. ^ "Calvin Burnett". Genealogy Bank. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Macklin, A. D., A Biographical History of African-American Artists, The Edwin Mellen Press, 2001, p.13. ISBN 0-7734-7676-8