Louis Anthony Burnett, art is concerned with painting the intimate moments of the passing scene. His paintings of girls, still life, nudes, café scenes and facets of romantic realism have bene favorably reviewed by art critics of the New York Times, Herald Tribune, Art News, The Arts, etc. H. Forman, Gloucester Times, says – “He has achieved one of the finest figure paintings on exhibit…with subdued lighting and understatement all the way, a most remarkable painting.”
Exhibitions include Whitney Museum, National Academy, etc. His awards include the E.J. Tonsberg Memorial Prize for the best oil, “Nude with Guitar” at the 1962 Rockport Art Association show, the second “Doll and Richards of Boston” prize for the most original and imaginative painting – and honorable mention at the Springfield Academic Artists.
He is represented in the permanent collection of the Norfolk VA Museum of Art; Residence and Gallery in Rockport. Information provided by Pat McCormick. Source: Artists of the Rockport Art Association. Fourth Edition. A pictorial and descriptive record of The Oldest Art Organization on Cape Ann. Published by The Rockport Art Association., Rockport, Massachusetts, 1964.