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Efram Burk Professor
Fine and Applied Arts

Efram Burk

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Efram Burk has taught art history at Curry College since 2006.  In the fall of 2014 he reassumed chairpersonship role of Curry's Fine and Applied Arts Department (a position he held from 2008-2011).  In terms of research, he has focused on early twentieth-century American modernism, concentrating primarily on the printmaking activities of that period through exhibitions he has curated and scholarship. His articles include: "Printmaking as Autobiography: The Graphic Art of Marguerite Zorach," Woman's Art Journal, May 2004; "Assembling the 'Primitive':  Max Weber's Artist Book Primitives (1926)," SECAC Review, Fall 2003; "The Prints of William Zorach," Print Quarterly, December 2002; "'Sketch[ing] and Paint[ing] in Ecstasy'-William and Marguerite Zorach in Yosemite Valley, Summer 1920," SECAC Review, Fall 2014.  His first book, Clever Fresno Girl: The Travel Writings of Marguerite Thompson Zorach (1908-1915), was published by the University of Delaware Press (2009).  He is also an avid photographer, who in 2012, was accepted as a member of the Ogunquit Art Association, the oldest artists' organization in the state of Maine.  He looks forward to participating in the 2015 Maine Photo Project.