W.Carl Burger is one of New Jersey's most decorated, beloved and well know artists. During his long career, Burger has exhibited in prestigious gallerys throughout the United States including the Lincoln Center, the National Academy of Design in New York, the Philadelphia Art Museum, the Smithsonian Institute, the New Jersey State Museum and the Morris Museum to which he has gifted 62 paintings.
A naturalized American citizen, W. Carl Burger was born in Pforzheim, Germany in 1925. The following year his parents immigrated to the United States, setteling in Irvington, New Jersey. Burger served during World War II with the U.S. Army's 165 - 1st Engineering Utilities Detachment and was later transferred to Military Intelligence serving in France and Germany. Honorably discharged in 1946, Burger resumed his college studies at New York University, receiving a B.S and M.A in Fine Arts Education. He took postgraduate corses at Columbia University, the Arts Students League in NY, and Rutgers University, NJ. In 1993 re retired as Professor Emeritus of Art from Kean University, Union New Jersey.
Burger's Works are held in many corporate collections including British Airways, Warner Communications, AT&T, Johnson & Johnson, Nabisco World Headquarters, Schering-Plough, and Ortho Pharmaceuticals.