Tim Burton Retrospective at LACMA
The Tim Burton show at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is billed as "a major retrospective" of Burton's work as an artist and illustrator, as well as a film director. Many are doubtless familiar with Burton's unique design style. This show features his images in a variety of media, from drawings to puppets to costumes to moving images, and more.
The USC Libraries' electronic reference resource "Biography Resource Center," which includes more than one database, includes several biographies of the filmmaker. The "Gale Biography in Context" sketch on Burton is fairly extensive.
Did you know that Burton is a Southern California native? According to both the Gale sketch and the LACMA exhibition site, he was born in Burbank, California in 1958, studied for a time at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), and worked for Walt Disney Studios!
The tabs on this guide link to several selected resources on Burton and his work that may be of interest to those attending the exhibition through the Visions & Voices trip, or on their own. Fittingly, given the dark aspect of much of Burton's work, the LACMA exhibition closes on Hallowe'en, October 31, so be sure to get there in September or October!