A New Jersey-based nonprofit organization is attempting to catalogue the work of painter Mary Burnett Kirkwood, a former Moscow resident who died in 1995.The effort is being led by John Kirkwood, her nephew and former student. He is a director for the nonprofit group, World One Assist.
Burnett Kirkwood was an art professor at the University of Idaho from 1930 to 1970. A number of her commissioned portraits are at UI, where there is also a scholarship in her name. She was a member of the Idaho Art Association, the Boise Art Association, the national Art Education Association and the Moscow Fine Arts Club, along with being a charter member of the Washington, D.C., National Museum for Women in the Arts. She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Montana and a master’s degree in fine arts from the University of Oregon before going on to complete graduate work in Stockholm, Sweden and Paris.
Anyone who has information on the ownership or location of her works can contact Kirkwood at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (609) 491-2095. Letters can be sent to 2208 Hunter St., Cinnaminson, NJ 08077.