Interview of Paul Burlin, conducted on December 5-6, 1962, by Dorothy Gees Seckler, for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Burlin speaks of his childhood education in England; working for the magazine Delineator; his education at the National Academy of Design; his travels in the American Southwest; his early exhibitions in New York; his first wife's writings on folk music; visiting Europe before the first World War; discovering Cubism and Fauvism; working on the WPA under the Whitney Museum; joining and then leaving the American Artists' Congress in protest; his thoughts on overtly political art; exhibiting at the Downtown Gallery; his image-making process; and his critique of Pop art. Burlin also recalls James Huneker, Franz Boas, Albert Gleizes, Henri Matisse, Edith Halpert, Georgia O'Keeffe, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Paul Burlin (1886-1969) was a painter in New York, New York.
Originally recorded on 5 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 39 min.
This interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
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The arrangement of material in this section forms the basis for Volume 4 of the microfilmed papers. The reel numbers of corresponding microfilm are listed where appropriate. "N/A" indicates material that was not included in microfilm.
Scope and Contents:
This series within the John Peabody Harrington papers represents the results of Harrington's work on the native languages and cultures of the Southwest, the area in which he first undertook fieldwork. The field notes were recorded just prior to and during his employment as ethnologist (1915-1954) by the Bureau of American Ethnology. The documents focus primarily on linguistic data, although they also include significant amounts of ethnographic and historical information.
Series is arranged into 12 subseries: (1) Apache and Kiowa Apache; (2) Navajo; (3) Hopi; (4) Zuni; (5) Acoma/Laguna/Santo Domingo; (6) Cochiti; (7) Jemez; (8) Isleta/Isleta del Sur/Piro; (9) Picuris; (10)Taos; (11) Tewa; (12) General and Miscellaneous Materials
John Peabody Harrington papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Santa Fe System Lines ; Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Co. ; Santa Fe Pacific Minerals Corp. ; Santa Fe Pacific Pipelines, Inc. Search this
Annual Report, 1991 ; 1939 and 1940 Everymans Almanac ; booklet: "The Railroad at War" ; owners of railway which serves 12 western, midwestern and southwestern states ; gold producer and developer of hard minerals ; petroleum products pipeline which transports gasoline, diesel and jet fuel in six western and southwestern states
Black and white images
8 pieces; 1 box
Type of material:
Schaumburg, Illinois, United States
Topic (Romaine term):
Railroad; streetcar; subway and tramway equipment and supplies Search this
Fuel (includes oil; petroleum; gas; coal; etc.) Search this