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Artist Don Burchett


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A native Kentuckian born in 1943, Don is an artist and inventor who now lives in Anchorage, Kentucky. Although he has dabbled in painting as a hobby since college, Don became seriously interested in fine art about 30 years ago when he discovered the work of artist David Leffel who was teaching at the Art Students League in New York City. For twelve years Don took annual painting workshops from Leffel at the Scottsdale Artist's School in Scottsdale, Arizona and the Fechin Art Workshops in Taos, New Mexico. During this time he has also studied under such notable artists as John Michael Carter, Timothy Theis, and Madison Cawein. In earlier years Don studied at the old Louisville School of Art in Anchorage and took numerous classes at the Louisville Visual Art Association under Lou Ann Iler.   Don paints in the classical Chiaroscuro style, which uses shadowing to magnify the dramatic quality of light. His art reveals a world of muted, harmonious color with emphasis on the quiet beauty of light itself. He specializes in still lifes, portraits, and occasionally figures.  
Don's paintings have been awarded Finalist in competitions by the Portrait Society of America and by Artist's Magazine.  He submitted paintings to two juried shows, both of which were accepted. These were the annual Art on Main Street in Shelbyville, Ky., and the annual Art Nudes Show in Lexington, Ky. 
  Don received Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Engineering in the 60's from the University of Louisville. Upon graduation, he went to work for Dupont in Wilmington, Delaware doing Research and Development. After a few years, he transferred to a Dupont facility in his hometown Louisville.   At about this time Don invented a game, named Visage, which was based on identifying the face of a famous [...]

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