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artist

Burton Philip Silverman, American artist. Named to Hall of Fame, Society of Illustrators, New York, 1990, Pastel Society of America, 1992; named Artist of America, 1991, 94, 2000; recipient Gold medal National Portrait Society, 2004.

Background

Silverman, Burton Philip was born on June 11, 1928 in Brooklyn. Son of Morris Daniel and Anne (Firstenberg) Silverman.

Education

Bachelor, Columbia College, 1949.

Career

Freelance illustrator, Life, Fortune, Esquire, Time, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, New York, The New Yorkers magazines, since 1959;instructor, School Visual Arts, New York City, 1964-1967.

Works

Membership

With Army of the United States, 1951-1953. Member National Academy of Design (numerous awards and prizes including Joseph Isidor Gold medal 1992, Ranger Purchase prize 1962, 84, Benjamin Altman figure prize 1969, academician, since 1972), American Watercolor Society (numerous awards and prizes including Gold medal 1979, Silver medal 1984, 95, annuals), Pastel Society of America (honorary).

Connections

Married Claire Guss, June 12, 1969. Children: Robert Arthur, Karen Lila.

father:
Morris Daniel Silverman

mother:
Anne (Firstenberg) Silverman

spouse:
Claire Guss

children:
Robert Arthur Silverman

Karen Lila Silverman