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Kenneth Burton is a visual artist based in Ohio who works predominantly in the genre of figurative and historical oil paintings. He is particularly interested in African and African American history as well as Biblical Stories. His paintings depict scenes relaying the architecture, figures, and narratives of these histories.
Burton’s background as an Electrical Design Engineer has influenced his method of planning his paintings’ compositions, beginning with multiple thumbnail drawings depicting multiple angles of included subject matter. He is motivated to share and further educate others about African and African American history through his artworks. The artist has gained several awards and honors for his pieces, and works as a docent at the Taft Museum of Art in Cincinnati.