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art educator

James Burford, American art educator. Recipient Purchase award, Portland Art Museum, 1972, Coos Art Museum, 1973, United States Steel award, Carnegie Museum, 1978, Jury award, Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, 1978; Arts and Humanities Foundation and Workshop grantee, Mount Vernon College, Washington, 1981-1983, 1989-1990. Member of Internation Artist Group, College of Art Association, Artists of Pittsburgh (associate).

Background

Burford, James was born on July 25, 1945 in Vancouver, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Jeanne Lois Swearingen and James William Burford.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University of Oregon, 1966—1971. Master of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon, 1976—1978.

Career

Instructor Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, 1976—1978. Associate professor Mount Vernon College, Washington District of Columbia, District of Columbia, 1978—2000. Adjunct instructor University of Maryland, 2000—2002, Marymount University, Arlington, Virginia, 2000—2005, Corcoran College of Art, Washington, since 2003.

Art director Gatehouse Gallery, Mount Vernon College, Washington, 1978—1999. Lecturer color Hirschhorn Museum, Washington.

Membership

Member of Internation Artist Group, College of Art Association, Artists of Pittsburgh (associate).

Connections

Married Sandra Louise Isenberg, December 16, 1972. Children: Elizabeth Grace, Mary Kathleen.

father:
Jeanne Lois Swearingen

mother:
James William Burford

spouse:
Sandra Louise Isenberg

children:
Elizabeth Grace Burford

Mary Kathleen Burford