Scott Burton
Scott Burton

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Name: Scott Burton
Occupation: Sculptor
Gender: Male
Birth Day: June 23, 1939
Death Date: Dec 29, 1989 (age 50)
Age: Aged 50
Country: United States
Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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Scott Burton

Scott Burton was born on June 23, 1939 in United States (50 years old). Scott Burton is a Sculptor, zodiac sign: Cancer. Find out Scott Burtonnet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.


He was interested in the dissolution of aesthetic boundaries, and tried to show this in his work.

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As per our current Database, Scott Burton died on Dec 29, 1989 (age 50).

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Before Fame

He studied at the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

Biography Timeline


Burton began his artistic career at the Washington Workshop of the Arts in the mid-1950s, before progressing to the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Between 1959 and 1962 Burton took classes at Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont, George Washington University in Washington, D.C., Harvard University, and Columbia University, where he finally received his bachelor's degree. In 1963 Burton was awarded a Master of Fine Arts degree from New York University in New York City.


During his decade-long relationship with the painter John Button in the 1960s, Burton was introduced to the social networks of the art, dance, and theater communities of New York. He came to meet, among others, Edward Albee, Jerome Robbins, Lincoln Kirstein, and Alex Katz. Throughout the 1960s, Burton attempted to be a playwright and librettist, but in 1965 started writing art criticism. In 1966, he began as an editorial associate at Artnews, eventually becoming an editor. He wrote a substantial amount of art criticism in the late 1960s in this role, including the introduction to the pivotal exhibition Live in Your Head: When Attitudes Become Form at the Kunsthalle Berne. Starting in 1969, he began to make performance art, first contributing to the "Street Works" events held in 1969 (and featuring such artists as Vito Acconci and Eduardo Costa). Throughout the 1970s, Burton was known mostly as an art critic and performance artist. In 1972, he showed his Group Behavior Tableaux performance at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and went on to stage other tableaux performances at such venues as the Guggenheim, Documenta, and the Berkeley Art Museum. He began incorporating furniture into his work as early as 1970, and it would grow from being an active participant in his performances to his main area of output. He first realized his sculptures in 1975, culminating in his exhibition at Artists Space in New York, where he showed his Bronze Chair. Through the remaining 1970s, Burton would continue to create performance art pieces and, increasingly, sculpture and public art. It was public art that caught his imagination, and starting in 1979 he began to reconsider his role as an artist by making works of functional furniture-as-sculpture (pragmatic sculpture, he called it) that were meant to be largely anonymous, invisible, and woven into the fabric of the everyday.


Burton died of complications due to AIDS on December 29, 1989, at Cabrini Medical Center in New York City. He was survived by his partner, Jonathan Erlitz, who died in 1998.

Family Life

Scott was survived by his partner John Erlitz.

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