Burton Wasserman

Burton Wasserman

Burton Wasserman, 87, of Glassboro died Feb. 8, 2017. He was born in Brooklyn.

Prof. Wasserman taught at Rowan University (previously Glassboro State) from 1960 until 2004. He taught courses in printmaking, painting, design, art education, modern art, and art appreciation during his career. He was an active board member in numerous local and national art associations and in the Philadelphia art community. While pursuing his career as an art professor, writer, and critic, he continued to actively produce paintings, prints, and sculptures. He wrote five books and hundreds of magazine articles about artists and their works. 

His work had been exhibited widely and he had numerous solo exhibitions. Some of his work is displayed in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, New Jersey State Museum (Trenton), Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), Staatsgalerie (Stuttgart, Germany), and the Montreal Museum of Art, among others. 

He graduated in 1950 from Brooklyn College, where he studied painting with Ad Reinhart and Burgoyne Diller and developed a lifelong passion for abstract art. He graduated from Columbia University in 1956 with an Ed.D. in art education. 

He served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953. 

He is survived by his wife, Sarah; his son, Marc (Marsha); a sister, Edith Burman; and a granddaughter. 

Private services were held with arrangements by Riverside Memorial Chapels, Ewing.

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