Francis Colburn (1909-1984)
Birthplace/Origin: Vermont, USA
Born in Vermont, and beginning his professional life as a highschool teacher, Colburn developed his painting skills at the Art Students League in NYC in the mid-1930’s. He soon returned to northern Vermont where he remained for the rest of his life.
For many years he taught at, and was chairman of, the Art History Department of the University of Vermont. His styles developed from the “social realism” of the 1930’s to his own form of cubism and surrealism, as expressed in his portraits, landscapes and still life of his native Vermont.