Modernist Burton Kramer’s delightful compositions play with geometric shapes enhanced by a lively colour palette. This acrylic piece has a central square in turquoise complemented by muted tones of apricot, green, and burnt orange rectangles and lines.
“The paintings do not 'abstract' the experience of reality, as we know it. They provide the viewer with an alternate form of reality….” Burton Kramer
He is one of Canada's most influential and gifted graphic designers. He designed the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation logo in 1974. Kramer trained at Yale University (MFA), The Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology (BSc), The Royal College of Art, London (Fulbright Scholar) and The State University of New York. Kramer has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Arts Ontario, The Order of Ontario by the Province, an Honorary Doctorate from Ontario College of Art & Design and named Member of the Order of Canada. His work is held in many private and public collections.