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Patricia Allen Bott (Burr) Borghi (1911-1994)


Patricia Allen Bott (Burr) Borghi (1911-1994)
American realist wildlife painter ; 
Patricia Burr Borghi ; Patricia Burr Bott ; Patricia Borghi ; Patricia Willsey ; Patricia Bott ; Patricia Burr ; Patricia B. Bott ; Patricia Allen Borghi ; Patricia Allen Willsey ; Patricia B Bott ; Patricia Nina Burr ;
[Born March 17, 1911 [also listed as 1912] in Lyme, CT – died January, 1994 in Bronx, NY]


FAD record control number: 43974 ;

Record level: Person ;

Record type: Artist ;


Patricia Allen Bott (Burr) Borghi (1911-1994) biography:

Birth: March 17, 1911 in Lyme, CT ;
Death: January, 1994 in Bronx, NY ;
Sex: Female ;
Ethnicity: White ; 
Pisces ;

Known for: Wildlife painting ;
Medium: Oil ;
Technique: Painting ;
Subjects: Animals ;

Areas: Old Lyme, CT ; New York, NY ; St. Petersburg, FL ; Nirobi, Africa ; Mexico ;
Region: North East ; South East ; Africa ;
Lived: Old Lyme, CT ; New York, NY ; St. Petersburg, FL ;
Father: George Brainard Burr (1876-1939/1951?), also an artist, one of the founders of the Old Lyme artist colony ;
Mother: Lucretia Isham Allen (Phinney) Burr (1875-1931) ;
Relatives: George Watson Burr (1905-1988), brother ; Annette Burr (1910-?), sister ;
Spouse: Herbert David Willsey (1908-1989), husband, married 1932, divorced 1947 ; Guido Rinaldo Borghi (1903-1971), second husband, married after 1947, divorced 1952, also an artist ; George Martin Bott (1911-1953), third husband, married 1952 in FL, died in 1953 ;
Children: Patricia Ann Borghi (1955-1998) ? [unclear if this is her daughter]

Training: Private training under her father artist George Brainerd Burr (1876-1939) ; private training under (Charles) Malcolm Fraser (1868-1949) in FL ;
Instructors: George Brainerd Burr (1876-1939) ; (Charles) Malcolm Fraser (1868-1949) ;
Work: Burr Galleries, Lyme, CT, gallery director ; Grand Central Art Galleries, New York, NY, salesperson ;


Member: Society of Animal Artists (1950s informally, incorporated 1960- ), New York, NY, founder ; American Artists Professional League, New York, NY ; National Association of Women Artists, New York, NY ; Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, New York, NY ; Salmagundi Club, New York, NY ;
Exhibited with: Society of Animal Artists, New York, NY ; A. M. Adler Fine Arts Gallery, New York, NY (solo show, 1986) ; Nairobi, Africa (solo show) ; Burr Galleries, Lyme, CT (two solo shows) ;




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Record birth date:
January 21, 2019


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