Anita Willets Burnham

Variant Names: 
Anita Willets-Burnham
Spouse: 
Alfred Burnham
Birth Date: 
08/22/1880
Birth Place: 
Brooklyn, NY
Death Date: 
1957
Death Place: 
Evanston, IL
Variant Date/Place: 
Death Date: 1958 in Wilmette, IL
Residences/Studios: 
1407 Tower Rd, Hubbard Woods, IL, studio
Visited: 
Europe
China, Korea, India, Middle East
Active In: 
Illinois
Medium: 
Painting - Oil
Painting - Watercolor
Subject: 
City Genre
Genre
Rural Scene
Streetscene
Urban Scene
Style: 
Realism
Exhibitions: 
Annual Exhibition of Works by Chicago and Vicinity Artists, AIC, 1903-26
Annual Exhibition of Water Colors, Pastels and Miniatures by American Artists, AIC, 1910, 12, 14
Annual Exhibition of the Art Students League of Chicago, AIC, 1923
Watercolors by Anita Willets Burnham and Carol Lou Burnham, AIC, 1931.
North Shore (IL) Art League, 1936
Solo, San Diego (TX) Museum, 1935
Solo, Decatur (IL) Art Center, 1938
Panama-Pacific Exposition, San Francisco (CA), 1915
Woman's World's Fair, Chicago, 1925
Paris Salon, 1922
Awards: 
Goodman Prize, Student Art League, AIC, 1916
Evanston Womans Club Prize, 1935
Prize, North Shore (IL) Art League, 1936
Memberships: 
North Shore Art Association, Charter member
Chicago Society of Artists
Chicago Arts Club
Collections: 
Vanderpoel Collection, Beverly, IL.
Beloit College
Children's Hospital, Chicago
Training: 
SAIC, ca 1899
PAFA, ca 1904
New York Art Students League
Paris
Other Occupations: 
Writer/illustrator: Fourth of July in Old Mexico and Around the World on a Penny
Instructor, AIC
Lecturer, toured US lecturing on her Round the World book and experiences