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Charles Burchfield letter to Alan M. Pensler

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Burchfield, Charles Ephraim, 1893-1967
Pensler, Alan, 1893-1967
1966 Aug. 3
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Letter : 6 p. : handwritten ; 21 x 16 cm.
Burchfield describes how he happened to paint The Shed, explaining: "I often say that I do not choose my subjects for my pictures, that they choose me ..."
Letter is six pages on three sheets of paper.
Donated 2011 by Alan M. Pensler whose family owned the painting The shed.
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Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
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