About Us

Catherine Burns Fine Art

Catherine Burns has been a dealer in fine prints and drawings for over 30 years. She launched her business after serving as Curator of Collections and Adjunct Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst Museum, and later as Curator of the Washington University Museum of Art, St. Louis. Her inventory of museum-quality prints reflects her strong interest in American and French art, German Expressionism, and British Modernism.

Catherine Burns was a founding member of the International Fine Print Dealers Association and regularly exhibits at the New York Print Fair and other national and international art fairs. She serves an active group of clients worldwide, including private collectors, museums, and other fine print dealers.

In past years, her firm published illustrated catalogues and now maintains a website of current inventory focused on American and European works. The website indicate only a portion of our extensive inventory. Please make your collecting interests known and the staff can respond with a more complete list. Catherine Burns is also interested in the purchase or consignment of fine prints and drawings. Feel free to call us at (510) 654-7910.

New York Times

You may seek and find all sort of gems by lesser-known talents, including a couple of sexy pictures by the wonderful early 20th-century woodcut artist Félix Vallotton at Catherine E. Burns’s booth[.]”

Wall Street Journal

“From Catherine Burns of Oakland, California, comes ‘Peasant Mother and Child’, created in 1894 by one of America’s foremost Impressionists, Mary Cassatt. “Her color prints are considered among the most important created at the turn of the 20th century,” says Burns, adding that Cassatt applied ink to the printing plates for this work with her own hands, making each impression uniquely distinctive.”

Catherine Burns