(1831 - 8 February 1893)
R.B.A., R.O.I., A.R.W.S.
Brother of Alexander H. Burr, was born in Edinburgh in 1831. He received his training at the Trustees' Academy, and he first exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy in 1856. In 1861 the two brothers removed to London, where they exhibited at the Royal Academy, the British Institution, and elsewhere. In 1875, John was elected a member ofthe Royal Society of British Artists, and was for some time President of that body. In 1883 he was elected an Associate of the Society of Painters in Water-colours.[Catalogue, Descriptive and Historical, of the Pictures and Sculpture in the Glasgow Art Gallery and Museum, Kelvingrove, R. Anderson, 1904]