American, 20th – 21st century, male.
Born 1955, in Washington DC.
Painter, draughtsman, illustrator. Comic strips, stage sets.
Charles Burns studied at Evergreen State College, Olympia (Washington State), receiving a BFA in 1977, and at the University of California, Davis, receiving an MFA in 1979. First interested in experimental photography, which he exploited in photo-stories, he started working with comic strips in the 1980s after meeting Art Spiegelman, co-founder of the avant-garde review ...