Burton M. Peterson ~ Class of 1962

Burton Peterson~ Class of 1962

Departed ~ 5/7/2012

Gary Peterson lovingly wrote:

The following is a brief write-up of my other deceased brother, Burton Peterson, an artist, who crafted these special wooden spheres. He participated in the nation’s top craft and art exhibitions where admission of the artist was through a rigorous “juried” system. As a tribute to his skill and unusual art form of creating wood balls, Mr. Peterson gained entry to several renowned exhibitions including (1) the Smithsonian Craft Show, (2) the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, and (3) the Cherry Creek Art Festival. Mr. Peterson has won “Best In Class” awards at these shows.

Burton M. Peterson passed away on May 7, 2012. After attending ISB, he returned to Washington, D.C. in 1962 and graduated from Washington-Lee High School, Arlington, VA. He attended one year at the Pratt Institute (Art School) in New York City and eventually joined the U. S. Marine Corps, and spent three years at the USMC base in Parris Island, and Cherry Point, North Carolina. Burton struggled with his life for many years, but eventually pulled himself up and spent the remaining years in Ocala, FL.

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