Howard Burgdorf

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Howard  Burgdorf Nels Fish Boat Knife River
Nels Fish Boat Knife River
Painting - Watercolor on paper
15 x 22 in
15 x 22 in
38 x 56 cm
$ 850
Howard  Burgdorf
Box Canyon, 2014
Painting - Watercolor on paper
15 x 22 in
15 x 22 in
38 x 56 cm
$ 850
Howard  Burgdorf Cathedral Steps Quito
Cathedral Steps Quito
Painting - Watercolor on paper
15 x 22 in
15 x 22 in
38 x 56 cm
$ 1,000
Howard  Burgdorf Duluth Harbor
Duluth Harbor
Painting - Watercolor on paper
15 x 22 in
15 x 22 in
38 x 56 cm
$ 775
Howard  Burgdorf
Duluth Harbor Boats
Painting - Watercolor on paper
15 x 22 in
15 x 22 in
38 x 56 cm
$ 850
Howard  Burgdorf
Farm In The Great Smoky Mountains
Painting - Watercolor on paper
15 x 22 in
15 x 22 in
38 x 56 cm
$ 850
Howard  Burgdorf Florida
Florida
Painting - Watercolor on paper
15 x 22 in
15 x 22 in
38 x 56 cm
$ 775
Howard  Burgdorf Going Downtown
Going Downtown
Painting - Acrylic on paper
29 1/4 x 21 3/4 in
29 1/4 x 21 3/4 in
$ 1,500
Howard  Burgdorf
Green Barn Buffalo
Painting - Watercolor on paper
15 x 22 in
15 x 22 in
38 x 56 cm
$ 850
Howard  Burgdorf
Home on Vero Beach Florida
Painting - Watercolor on paper
15 x 22 in
15 x 22 in
38 x 56 cm
$ 850
Howard  Burgdorf Italy
Italy
Painting - Watercolor on paper
15 x 22 in
15 x 22 in
38 x 56 cm
$ 775
Howard  Burgdorf Loring Park
Loring Park
Painting - Watercolor on paper
15 x 22 in
15 x 22 in
38 x 56 cm
$ 775
Howard  Burgdorf
Marina Fort Pierce Florida
Painting - Watercolor on paper
15 x 22 in
15 x 22 in
38 x 56 cm
$ 850
Howard  Burgdorf
Minnehaha Station
Painting - Watercolor on paper
15 x 22 in
15 x 22 in
38 x 56 cm
$ 850
Howard  Burgdorf
Nantucket Island
Painting - Watercolor on paper
15 x 22 in
15 x 22 in
38 x 56 cm
$ 850
Howard  Burgdorf
Near Ghost Ranch New Mexico
Painting - Watercolor on paper
15 x 22 in
15 x 22 in
38 x 56 cm
$ 850
Howard  Burgdorf North Shore
North Shore
Painting - Watercolor on paper
15 x 22 in
15 x 22 in
38 x 56 cm
$ 775
Howard  Burgdorf North Shore Lake Superior
North Shore Lake Superior
Painting - Watercolor on paper
15 x 22 in
15 x 22 in
38 x 56 cm
$ 775
Howard  Burgdorf
Original Entrance to Kings House
Painting - Watercolor on paper
15 x 22 in
15 x 22 in
38 x 56 cm
$ 850
Howard  Burgdorf Portofino Italy
Portofino Italy
Painting - Acrylic on paper
22 x 15 in
22 x 15 in
56 x 38 cm
$ 1,500
Howard  Burgdorf
Sanmiguel, 2018
Painting - Watercolor on paper
22 x 15 in
22 x 15 in
56 x 38 cm
$ 850
Howard  Burgdorf
St Croix
Painting - Watercolor on paper
15 x 22 in
15 x 22 in
38 x 56 cm
$ 850
Howard  Burgdorf
Stone Ground
Painting - Watercolor on paper
22 x 15 in
22 x 15 in
56 x 38 cm
$ 850
Howard  Burgdorf Town Hall Panacle Italy
Town Hall Panacle Italy
Painting - Acrylic on paper
29 1/4 x 21 3/4 in
29 1/4 x 21 3/4 in
$ 1,500
Howard  Burgdorf
Untitled
Painting - Watercolor on paper
15 x 22 in
15 x 22 in
38 x 56 cm
$ 850
Howard  Burgdorf Untitled
Untitled
Painting - Watercolor on paper
15 x 22 in
15 x 22 in
38 x 56 cm
$ 775
Howard  Burgdorf Untitled
Untitled, 2018
Painting - Watercolor on paper
22 x 15 in
22 x 15 in
56 x 38 cm
$ 775
Howard  Burgdorf Untitled
Untitled, 2018
Painting - Watercolor on paper
22 x 15 in
22 x 15 in
56 x 38 cm
$ 775
Howard  Burgdorf Untitled
Untitled, 2018
Painting - Watercolor on paper
22 x 15 in
22 x 15 in
56 x 38 cm
$ 775
Howard  Burgdorf Untitled
Untitled, 2018
Painting - Watercolor on paper
22 x 15 in
22 x 15 in
56 x 38 cm
$ 775
Howard  Burgdorf
Untitled
Painting - Watercolor on paper
15 x 22 in
15 x 22 in
38 x 56 cm
$ 850
Howard  Burgdorf Untitled
Untitled
Painting - Watercolor on paper
15 x 22 in
15 x 22 in
38 x 56 cm
$ 850
Howard  Burgdorf
Untitled
Painting - Watercolor on paper
15 x 22 in
15 x 22 in
38 x 56 cm
$ 850
Howard  Burgdorf Untitled
Untitled
Painting - Acrylic on paper
15 x 22 in
15 x 22 in
38 x 56 cm
$ 1,500
Howard  Burgdorf
Untitled
Painting - Watercolor on paper
15 x 22 in
15 x 22 in
38 x 56 cm
$ 850
Howard  Burgdorf
Untitled
Painting - Watercolor on paper
15 x 22 in
15 x 22 in
38 x 56 cm
$ 850
Howard  Burgdorf
Up From St. Paul
Painting - Watercolor on paper
15 x 22 in
15 x 22 in
38 x 56 cm
$ 850
Howard  Burgdorf
Up Stream From Downtown St, Paul
Painting - Watercolor on paper
15 x 22 in
15 x 22 in
38 x 56 cm
$ 850
Howard  Burgdorf
Walking Nicollete Island
Painting - Watercolor on paper
15 x 22 in
15 x 22 in
38 x 56 cm
$ 850
Howard  Burgdorf Italian Hillside
Italian Hillside
Painting - Acrylic on paper
29 1/4 x 21 3/4 in
29 1/4 x 21 3/4 in
 
Howard  Burgdorf
North Shore, 2018
Painting - Watercolor on paper
22 x 15 in
22 x 15 in
56 x 38 cm
 
Howard  Burgdorf Panicale Damingo
Panicale Damingo
Painting - Acrylic on paper
29 1/4 x 21 3/4 in
29 1/4 x 21 3/4 in
 
Howard  Burgdorf Stefano Calle
Stefano Calle
Painting - Acrylic on paper
29 1/4 x 21 3/4 in
29 1/4 x 21 3/4 in
 
Howard  Burgdorf Street in Cortona
Street in Cortona
Painting - Acrylic on paper
29 1/4 x 21 3/4 in
29 1/4 x 21 3/4 in
 

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Howard  Burgdorf

Howard Burgdorf

Howard Burgdorf Biography

Born:   Chicago, Illinois

Education:

  • Bethany College, Mankato, MN
  • Mankato State, Mankato, MN
  • University of Illinois, Champaign and Urbana
  • Art workshops, Frank Webb, Chen Kee Chee, Italy, Ireland, Mexico, England and Wales
  • Biscuit Run Sculpture Studio, Charlottesville, VA
  • Professional Experience:
  • Graphic Designer, University of Illinois Press
  • Graphic Designer, Artist Inc. Mpls
  • Design Instructor, St Olaf College, Northfield, MN
  • Owner RKB Studios, Inc. Mpls
  • Exhibits And Collections
  • St. Olaf College Faculty Art Show
  • Lutheran Brotherhood Gallery
  • Luther College, Decorah, IA
  • Bethany College, Mankato, MN
  • Anderson Corporation, Bayport, MN
  • St. Cloud Civic Center, St. Cloud, MN
  • Twin City Watercolor Society
  • Midcountry Bank, Buffalo, MN
  • Allina Hospital and Clinic, Buffalo, MN
  • Buffalo Art Guild

Awards:

  • American Institute of Graphic Arts
  • Art Directors Club of Minneapolis, St. Paul Medal award
  • Ad Club of Minnesota
  • Association of Professional Artists
  • Twin City Watercolor Society

 

Howard Burgdorf Statement

Howard Burgdorf Watercolors

 

Sharing

 

“A pleasure shared is a pleasure doubled”

 

One of the reasons I paint is to share something pleasing to me. Perhaps it is the scene, or combination of shapes. Perhaps it's the way the light falls or the color. Perhaps it's the subject matter, a particular place or moment. I try to capture that on paper. I try to do it directly, without a lot of tricks, using clean fresh colors to capture the moment. Too much we are confronted with the sordid, the ugly the distasteful, the depressing. I would rather not produce more of that.

 

As much as possible I like to paint on the spot, sitting on a curbstone or a rock or log. Obviously this presents hazards like bugs and wind and sun, heat or cold. Sometimes its children. Once a little girl stepped into my water tray. She went home with a wet shoe and sock.

 

I feel that I can relate to the subject matter much more when I am at the spot. Colors and space seem so much more alive and interesting compared to a photograph. Some things I do paint in my studio and might use a photo I have taken for reference or I might refer to my sketchbook. But most fun comes for me when I am able to spread out on the ground and enjoy what is before me.

 

When I travel to a foreign country I do take a picture but I hate to point a camera in the face of a native to snap a picture.  But when I am sitting on the curb drawing or painting I am more acceptable, more like one of them. They look over my shoulder and even though we don't understand each other, they accept me. I'm not an ugly American tourist.  In fact once in Mexico, I was sitting on the curb sketching when a women shop keeper down the street brought me a piece of cardboard to sit on. We didn't understand each others words but her actions said it all.

 

If these paintings share a time or place or moment with you, if they give a little pleasure to your eye, a bit of enjoyment, if they resonate with your soul, then I feel that I have been well rewarded.

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