Stephen Burt (American, born 1962)

Stephen Burt is painter and printmaker living and working in Portland, Maine. Born in Deland, Florida in 1962, Stephen Burt has traveled extensively and most notably lived in Tehran, Iran from 1976 through 1978, witnessing the revolution. This formative period in the artist’s life nurtured both an interest in the power of decorative form drawn from Islamic art and an abiding interest in the dynamics of human passions.

Educated at Rhode Island School of Design (BFA 1987) and SUNY Purchase (MFA 1991). Burt’s work can be found in numerous public collections including, The Fogg Museum at Harvard, New York Public Library, and the Library of Congress. He is a recipient of grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, and Ruth Chenven Foundation, among others.

An active member of Peregrine Press in Portland, Maine, Burt currently teaches drawing, painting and design at the University of New England.