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1300 Chautauqua Blvd.
Pacific Palisades, CA
90272

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(310) 230-4340

Email:
chashe@att.net

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Margaret Burroughs (African American, 1917)

Margaret Taylor Goss Burroughs is an African American poet, visual artist, educator, and arts organizer. Margaret Burroughs was born in St. Rose, Louisiana, near New Orleans, but was brought at the age of five by her parents, Alexander and Octavia Pierre Taylor, to Chicago where she grew up, was educated, and where her distinctive career has unfolded. She attended the public schools of Chicago, including the Chicago Teacher's College. In 1946, she received a BA in education, and in 1948, an MA in education from the Art Institute of Chicago. From 1940 to 1968 she was a teacher in the Chicago public schools and subsequently a professor of humanities at Kennedy-King College in Chicago (19691979).

Burroughs has a national reputation as a visual artist and as an arts organizer. Her long exhibition record as a painter and printmaker began in 1949 and has included exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad. A retrospective of her work was held in Chicago in 1984. As an organizer she has been associated with the founding and conduct of a number of arts organizations. It was her founding in 1961 of the DuSable Museum of African-American History, however, that placed her among the outstanding institution builders of her generation. She served as a director of the museum until her appointment as a Commissioner of the Chicago Park District in 1985.

- Artwork of Margaret Burroughs at
Heritage Gallery -

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DuSable Students
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Mask
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Masque
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Roof Tops
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The Sphinx
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Faces of the People
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DuSable Students

DuSable Students
Linocut, 16" x 17-1/2" (block); 18" x 24" (sheet)
Signed and dated 1/5/02 lower right
N umbered 3/4, titled lower left





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Mask

Mask
Linocut, 12-1/2" x 7-1/2" (block); 15-7/8" x 11" (sheet)
Signed lower right and dated, 1/5/02




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Masque

Masque
Linocut, 15-1/2" x 11-1/8 (block); 22" x 16" (approx. sheet)
Signed lower right and dated 1/16/02
Numbered lower center 5/5




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Roof Tops

Roof Tops
Linocut, 8-1/4" x 10-1/2" (block); 12" x 13-1/2" (sheet)
Signed and dated 1/5/02 lower right
Numbered 2/3, titled lower left




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The Sphinx

The Sphinx
Lithograph, 11" x 15" (plate);
13-3/4" x 18" (sheet-printed on the back of a poster, but condition is good)
Signed lower right and dated 11/25/84
Numbered lower center, titled lower left




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Faces of the People

Faces of the People
Lithograph, signed and dated, 1/10/02
Numbered 5/5




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