Magnolias by Elizabeth Eaton Burton

Magnolias by Elizabeth Eaton Burton

Magnolias

Elizabeth Eaton Burton

Title

Magnolias

 
Artist
Year
c. 1920  
Technique
color woodcut 
Image Size
12 x 6 3/4" image 
Signature
signed in block with early "EEB" cypher within image 
Edition Size
Number 1 from an unstated edition, presumed under 50 
Annotations
"No 1" in pencil, lower margin, recto 
Reference
 
Paper
antique-white Japanese hosho 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
18041 
Price
SOLD
Description
Elizabeth Eaton Burton was born in Paris, in 1869. The daughter of artist Charles F. Eaton and Helen Justice Mitchell, Elizabeth was raised in an artistic milieu, an apt pupil of her father's, learning as she went, her only formal training being in drawing. Living in Paris when Elizabeth was born, the Eaton family settled in Santa Barbara, California, in 1886 after Elizabeth's health began to decline due to the climate. It was here that her father began to establish himself as an art and crafts designer, working in metal, leather, and glass-all of which he introduced to his daughter. From a relatively young age Elizabeth began working in these mediums, and began to exhibit along with her father in various arts and crafts shows in southern California. In 1893 she married Wm. W. Burton, and gave birth to son Phillip; in 1897, daughter Helen was born; not long after, Elizabeth opened he first studio. By 1901 she had shown in New York and California, and her pieces gained notice by important collectors and socialites; in 1909 she received her first medal at the Alaska-Yukon Pacific Exposition in Seattle. She then opened a studio in the Blanchard Bldg in Los Angeles, and in 1920 furthered her studies in Paris. In 1933 she returned to Los Angeles after a two-year tour and exhibitions in Peking, Shanghai, London, and NYC. A versatile artist and an exponent of Arts and Crafts, she made color woodcuts, watercolors, bookbindings, tooled leather d├ęcor and equestrian detailing, lamps and stained glass. Ms. Burton died in Los Angeles on Nov. 15, 1937.