David & Donna Kmetz, American Paintings
Likely in or near Little Compton
Watercolor and gouache, approx. 6" x 9", signed lower right
Sydney Burleigh was born in Little Compton, Rhode Island, a descendant of William Bradford, the 17th governor of the Plymouth Colony. He studied with Charles Yardley Turner and in Paris at the Academie Julian, and also in Rome. A founding member of the Providence Art Club, he designed its famous Fleur-de-Lys building on College Hill. A lifelong leader in the Providence art community, he was also a founder of the Providence Watercolor Club, an instructor at the Rhode Island School of Design, and served on its Board of Directors and as a trustee. Burleigh exhibited at the National Academy, the Pennsylvania Academy, and the Boston Art Club.
Sydney Richmond Burleigh (1863 - 1931)