Blog: @silhouettist

A modern-day silhouettist tells his story.
Charles Burns writes about his explorations into the art and history of silhouette. His mission is to bring this often-overlooked art to a wider, appreciative audience.

December Studio Days from Battenham to Barber

December Studio Days from Battenham to Barber

I've arranged six more studio days for December 2020. Each is named after a historical artist. These are a few silhouettists whose names begin begin with the letter 'B'. You can book sittings here and read about the artists below. (more…)

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November Studio Days with Audax and Ardrossan

November Studio Days with Audax and Ardrossan

This November I've arranged four more studio days. Each is named after a historical artist. These are the last silhouettists I know beginning with the letter 'A'. You can book sittings here and read about the artists below. (more…)

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October’s Collection of Accidental Profilists

October’s Collection of Accidental Profilists

I've arranged just three studio days for October. Each is named after a historical artist, all still beginning the letter 'A'. You can book sittings here and read about the artists below. (more…)

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September’s Surprising Selection of Silhouettists

September’s Surprising Selection of Silhouettists

I held four studio days in September. In order, they were named after: the mysterious Miss Alcock, Aldous, a silhouettist to the Duke of York, Allenby, an invisible Irish silhouettist, and Hans Allmayer, fond of cutting out German composers . (more…)

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August Begins with A-silhouettist

August Begins with A-silhouettist

This August I've started scheduling virtual studio days from my new website @silhouettist. To create some variety I'm naming each studio day as a tribute to artists of the past. Some are easy to find out information about, others not at all. (more…)

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