Zuni Fetish Carvings and Zuni Necklaces


Irv Burkee
 (1918 -2007) 

Painter, Sculptor, Metalsmith, Teacher,

Irv Burkee



About Irv Burkee

After high school, Irv pursued formal studies at the Art Institute of Chicago. 
He received yearly scholarships. After 2 years of post-graduate work,
Irv was awarded a foreign travel fellowship.

He taught at the University of Colorado and at Stephens College. Irv introduced
 into their curriculum two new departments, jewelry and printmaking.

He left teaching after six years to pursue his own art. He established a home and studio
 in Aspen, Colorado. His experimented with different media expanded into marble sculpture,
metal work, and printmaking with various and  unique techniques.

He received a Smithsonian award for his jewelry.

A grant from the Colorado Mountain College to study sculpture in Italy.

Irv was a member of the National Sculpture Society in New York City.

His work has been published in 3 books and he is listed in Who’s Who in the World.

His art is in private collections throughout the United States.

Irv’s work can be described as a synthesis between impressionism and expressionism,
at times, pointillism. The colors, the southwestern themes, his delicate touch –
all serve to create a wonderful experience that is unique to Irv Burkee.

Irv maintained a resident citizenship in both Pietrasanta, Italy and Sedona.

Selected Honors

Smithsonian Award for Silversmithing, 1957
Who’s Who in the World,
Selected Member of National Sculpture Society of New York, 1991

Irv's Sedona Chamber Music Society Red Rock Landscape Posters

Irv’s Sedona Chamber Music Red Rock Posters

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