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Paul Burlin papers

Creator:
Burlin, Paul, 1886-1969  Search this
Names:
Asher, Elise, 1914-  Search this
Davis, Stuart, 1892-1964  Search this
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966  Search this
Jaffe, Sam, 1893-1984  Search this
Kunitz, Stanley, 1905-2006  Search this
Stein, Leo, 1872-1947  Search this
Extent:
6.2 Linear feet ((on 8 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Interviews
Sketchbooks
Date:
1915-1974
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, writings, sketches, sketchbooks, printed material, financial material, photographs and interviews.
REELS 1543-1547: Correspondence with Stuart Davis, Stanley and Elise Kunitz, Hans Hofmann, Sam Jaffe, and others; letters from many major 20th century artists about a 1948 forum at the Museum of Modern Art; writings by and about Burlin, including some by Leo Stein and Stanley Kunitz; sketchbooks and sketches; address books; notebooks with sketches, exhibition and auction catalogs; lists of paintings; clippings; and miscellaneous printed materials.
REEL 1603: Ca. 700 photographs, including: photos of Burlin's work; personal photographs and snapshots of Burlin; Burlin with his family, friends, and students; and Burlin in his studio.
REEL 3948: Biographical material; correspondence; a manuscript by Burlin, "Where Will Amateurism in Art Lead Us?", 1960; business records, including contracts and wills; a sketch of the floorplan of a house; clippings; and exhibition announcements.
REEL 2787: Four speeches by Burlin: "Woodstock Art Conference Speech," "Society in Modern Art," "Talk at Baton Rouge, March 14, 1947, and Lafayette, March 15, 1949," and "Culture as a Hobby" (September 21, 1954, Union College convocation address, Schenectady, N.Y.).
UNMICROFILMED: Reel to reel tapes of an undated radio interview of Burlin and Louis Pomerantz, an interview conducted by Karl Fortess, July 14, 1967, (duplicate cassette tape in Karl Fortess collection), and other interviews of Burlin, 1965 and 1966. Also unfilmed are slides of Burlin's work.
Biographical / Historical:
Landscape, mural, and figure painter; New York, N.Y. Spent much time in the Southwest, particularly New Mexico.
Provenance:
Materials on reels 1543-1547 and 1603 and interviews donated 1974-1975 by Margaret T. Burlin, Burlin's widow. Materials on reels 2787 donated 1974 by Irving Sandler, Burlin's interviewer for AAA. Materials on reel 3948 donated 1984 by Syracuse University.
Restrictions:
Microfilmed portion must be consulted on microfilm. Use of untranscribed tapes requires an appointment.
Occupation:
Landscape painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Landscape painting -- Southwestern States  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- History -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.burlpaul
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-burlpaul

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