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Lorene Schmidt Burman ’52

November 25, 2020, in Bangor Maine.

A Portland native, Lorene wrote her thesis, “An Illustrated and Printed Edition of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge,” advised by Prof. Lloyd Reynolds [art and English 1929–69]. She was employed running craft shops for the U.S. Army in France, Germany, and Japan. During her work assignments, she traveled through Europe studying and photographing art and architecture and, for a time, attended art school in London. While working for the Army, she met and married her husband of 33 years, Lt. Col. Charles Burman. Together they traveled the world before settling in Coopers Mills, Maine, to raise their son.

Lorene worked as a bookbinder, calligrapher, and artist. She moved to Orrington, Maine, 20 years ago to be near family and is survived by her son, William Burman.

Appeared in Reed magazine: September 2021

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