Archives of American Art

Burton Callicott papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.callburt
Creators:
Callicott, Burton, 1907-
Dates:
1931-1996
Languages:
Undetermined
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Physical Description:
1 Linear foot
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Includes: a résumé; a travel diary of Callicott's European trip with fellow Memphis artist Edward Faiers, May 1983; a scrapbook containing catalogs, newspaper clippings, letters from Thomas Hart Benton, Jack Farris, Peter R. Formanek, Clarence Day, Lamar Alexander, J. Richard Gruber, and Rogert F. Fogelman; inventories of works of art (2 v.), including a "Catalogue of Oil Paintings" nos. 1-233 (1933-1995), "Catalogue of Paintings" nos. 234-436 (1979-1996), and "Catalogue of Works on Paper" charcoal, pastel, dry color (from 1967); published writings by and about Callicott; unpublished writings by Callicott including notes on works of art, lectures, sermons, and other public addresses; prints of illustrations by Callicott for an aircraft assembly plant, 1945; photographs of Callicott, his works of art and studio; slides of oil paintings (catalog nos. 1-346); photocopies of calligraphy samples; exhibition catalogs; and VHS videotapes, "Local Color," produced by WKNO-TV (1989) and "Journeyman of Light," produced by Jim Crosthwait for the Memphis Art Gallery Association (1991).

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, educator; Memphis, Tenn. b. 1907 Callicott was a teacher with the Memphis Academy of Arts from 1937 to 1973. He exhibited frequently in Memphis and throughout the South.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1997 by Burton Callicott.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Tennessee -- Memphis Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Video recordings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Tennessee -- Memphis Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Tennessee -- Memphis Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Faiers, Edward Spencer, 1908- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Memphis Academy of Arts Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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