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Artist of the moment…….Doctor Edgar Burke

Doctor Edgar Burke first profession was as a medical surgeon. Burke was born in 1889. Burke also loved sports and was an avid hunter, fisher, and birds. The artist enjoyed pigeon racing.

Edgar Burke was based out of New Jersey.

Here is an example of Burke’s style of wet fly patterns. The artist created several patterns and was an avid fisherman.


Most of his work is done with gouache or watercolors.

Over his artistic career Burke illustrated books dealing with birds and fishing.

Burke passed away in 1950.

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If you enjoy birds some great artists to check out are the legendary John James Audobon and Isabelle du Toit.