Clara Miller Burd
Childhood & Education

Clara Miller Burd was born in New York City. 

She attended the Chase School and National Academy of Design in New York and studied at Courtois and Colarossi in Paris. Later, she studied portrait painting with Renardo and received several awards for this work. She also studied stained glass design at Tiffany studios. She had an exhibit at the National Academy of Design in 1900.

Professional Career

Burd illustrated children’s books, designed magazine covers and painted portraits of children. She also designed many stained glass windows, including a memorial window for President McKinley in Ohio. She built many windows of her own design for many churches, as well as painting mural decorations for them. The magazines she illustrated for were Woman’s Home Companion, Woman’s World, Literary Digest, Modern Priscilla, Farmer’s Wife, Canadian Hone-Journal, and Holland’s.

Children’s Books Illustrated 

  • Stall, Sylvanus, With the Children on Sundays, Philadelphia, Uplift Publishing, 1911.

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  • Burchill, George, Ettinger, William L., and Shimer, Edgar Dubs, The Progressive Road to Reading, Book Four (with others), Silver, Burdett & Co., 1911. 

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  • Myrtle Reed, Threads of Grey and Gold, Knickerbocker Press, 1913.

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  • Marks, Jeannette, The Children in the Wood Stories, Springfield, Milton Bradley, 1919.

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  • Bailey,  Carolyn Sherwin, Stories of Great Adventures, 1919.

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  • Bailey,  Carolyn Sherwin, Wonder Stories: The Best Myth For Boys And Girls, Springfield, Milton Bradley, 1920.

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  • Smith, Laura Rountree, Flora and Fred Pretend, C.H. Van Vilet Co., 1923.

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  • Spyri, Johanna, Heidi, Philadelphia, Winston, 1924.

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  • Dodge, Mary Mapes, Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates, Philadelphia, Winston, 1925.

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  • Lawrence, Josephine, Next Door Neighbors, Cupples & Leon, 1926.

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  • Lawrence, Josephine, Kiddies Frolics, Cupples & Leon, 1926.

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  • Lawrence, Josephine, Kiddies Fairy Tales, Cupples & Leon, 1926.

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  • Lawrence, Josephine, Mother Goose and her Kiddies, Cupples & Leon, 1926.

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  • Lawrence, Josephine, Holland Kiddies, Cupples & Leon, 1926.

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  • Lawrence, Josephine, Kiddies Nursery Rhymes, Cupples & Leon, 1926.

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  • Alcott, Louisa Mae, Little Women, Philadelphia, Winston, 1926.

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  • Yonge, Charlotte M., Book of Golden Deeds, Macmillan, 1927

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  • Alcott, Louisa Mae, Little Men, Chicago, Winston, 1928.

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  • Alcott, Louisa Mae, Jo’s Boys, Boston, Little, Brown, 1928.

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  • Alcott, Louisa Mae, An Old-Fashioned Girl, Winston, 1928.

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  • Toon, Gladys, The Animal Story Book, Akron, Saalfield, 1928.

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  • Edgeworth, Maria, Simple Susan and Other Tales, New York, Macmillan, 1929.

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  • Merchant, Elizabeth Lodor, reteller, Dickens’ Stories About Children, Chicago, Winston, 1929.

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  • Merchant, Elizabeth Lodor, reteller, Boys’ Stories from Dickens, Chicago, Winston, 1929.

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  • Merchant, Elizabeth Lodor, reteller, Girls’ Stories from Dickens, Chicago, Winston, 1929.

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  • Stevenson, Robert Louis, A Child’s Garden of Verses, Saafield, 1930.

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  • Alcott, Louisa Mae, Eight Cousins, Chicago, Winston, 1931.

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  • Alcott, Louisa Mae, Rose in Bloom, Chicago, Winston, 1933.

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  • Piper, Watty, Animal Friends Story Book (with others), New York, Platt & Munk, 1935 reprint.

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  • Animals on the Farm, Akron, Saalfield Publishing, 1936.

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  • Yonge, Charlotte M., Unknown to History, Harper.

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  • School Readers for Merrill, D. C. Heath, Silver Burdett, and others.


More Images by Clara Miller Burd

Illustrations from The Children in the Wood Stories
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Sources

The Artist and The Child, Boston, Trustees of the Public Library of Boston, 1980.
 Mahoney, Bertha E. and Whitney, Elinor, Contemporary Illustrators of Children's Books, Boston, The Bookshop for Boys and Girls, 1930.
Stevenson, Robert Louis,
A Child’s Garden of
Verses, Saafield, 1930.
Stevenson, Robert Louis,
A Child’s Garden of
Verses, Saafield, 1930.
Stevenson, Robert Louis,
A Child’s Garden of
Verses, Saafield, 1930.
Alcott, Louisa Mae, Eight
Cousins, Chicago,
Winston, 1931.
Alcott, Louisa Mae, Little
Men, Chicago, Winston,
1928.
Merchant, Elizabeth
Lodor, reteller, Boys’
Stories from Dickens,
Chicago, Winston, 1929.
Merchant, Elizabeth
Lodor, reteller, Boys’
Stories from Dickens,
Chicago, Winston, 1929.
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