Student, High Museum School of Art, Atlanta, 1941. Bachelor of Fine Arts, Atlanta College of Art, 1967. Postgraduate, Oglethorpe University, 1967.
Postgraduate, Emory University Graduate School of Arts &, 1989.
Artist designer Grizzard advertising, Atlanta, 1941-1945. Freelance artist Kathryn Burke Studio, 1945-1957. Secretary, treasurer Art Directors Club, 1955.
Studio director, instructor in painting Kathryn Burke Studio-Workshop.
Member High Museum of Art, Emory University Museum of Art and Archaeology, The Drawing Society Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University, Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Married John Alvin Burke, February 20, 1944. Children: Kathryn Dianne, John Michael.