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The Spring 1936 edition of The Smock Pocket, the Vancouver School of Art Graduates' Association newsletter, noted that she "has been in San Francisco specializing in Hand Book-binding." She was co-editor of The Smock Pocket with Frances Gatewood, and was also sharing a studio at the Craft Centre Studio at 575 Dunsmuir Street with Gatewood.
Amphora, the journal of the Alcuin Society, had an article on Burnett's work in issue 79, March 1990. A number of her fine book bindings comprise the Dorothy Burnett Fine Bindings Collection in the University of British Columbia Special Collections, and the article devotes a two page review to her work that is held there. After leaving the art school in Vancouver she studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, and at the studio of Herbert and Peter Fahey in San Francisco. Her work was exhibited in Vancouver, New York, and San Francisco among other places.
The article stated that Burnett "possesses the essential characteristics of a truly fine bookbinder", by which one assumes she was alive in 1990, the date of publication.
Information on-line at B.C. Vital Statistics notes that Emily Dorothy A. Burnett was born in Vancouver on October 4 1899, possibly the artist.
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Discoveries, by Susan Andrews, Special Collections, UBC Library
Published in Amphora, Issue 79, March 1990, pages 8 & 9
Amphora is the quarterly journal of the Alcuin Society
The article is a 2 page review of Burnett's fine bindings in the UBC Library Collection
BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA
(refer to BIAC03)
1 reference to Burnett.
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