Here is Mary Burr's AskArt biography submitted November, 2004 by Gary Stanley / ArtSanDiego. It is compiled from Carmel Art Association references.
Mary Burr began painting early in her career. She is known for her modernist / expressionist landscapes, still life and figurative works. As a dancer, she danced for the San Francisco Ballet, the American Ballet Theatre, and then several Broadway musicals. She toured the United States and throughout Europe during her dancing career.
Burr came to the Monterey Peninsula from New York with her family. It was here she began giving serious attention to her artistic career. She spent over 20 years in the graphic arts business. Mary Burr studied at the Monterey Peninsula College, with Jon Corino at the Art Students League in New York, at the Art Institute of Chicago School, and studied with Victor di Gesu, longtime Monterey Peninsula artist and husband of artist Janet Ament de la Roche.
Mary Burr has been an Artist Member of the Carmel Art Association since 1989. Her works are held in collections nationwide, and throughout Europe. She has had works in the personal collections of the late Bob Fosse, Yul Brenner, and Director David Mann. Her works have been exhibited at the Pacific Grove Art Center, the Carmel Art Association Gallery, and at various venues throughout the Monterey Peninsula. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Carmel Art Association.