Artist biography

Rodney J. BURN b. 1899

Figure and landscape painter. Born 11 July 1899 at Palmer's Green, Middlesex, son of Sir Joseph Burn. Served in the army 1917–18. Studied at the Slade School 1918–22. Exhibited with the N.E.A.C. from 1923; member 1926. First exhibition, with Guthrie and Stephen Bone, at the Goupil Gallery 1926. Taught at the R.C.A. 1929–31 and again from 1946, at the City and Guilds School and Camberwell School of Art. Director of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, U.S.A., 1931–4. Exhibited at the R.A. from 1945, A.R.A. 1954, R.A. 1962.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I