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Carl Battaglia Galleries records relating to Charles Burchfield exhibition, 1978, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.carlbatt
Creators:
Carl Battaglia Galleries (New York, N.Y.)
Dates:
1978
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet
Repository:
The Carl Battaglia Galleries records relating to Charles Burchfield exhibition measure 0.2 linear feet and date to 1978. This small collection provides documentation of the exhibition Charles Burchfield: A Collection of Early Works (1978).

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The Carl Battaglia Galleries records relating to Charles Burchfield exhibition measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1978.
The collection includes two exhibition catalogs for Charles Burchfield: A Collection of Early Works (1978). One catalog is from the exhibition at Carl Battaglia Galleries and includes an essay written by Paul Cummings on Charles Burchfield's early years; the other catalog is for the same exhibition held at Westmoreland County Museum of Art in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Also found are a price list from Carl Battaglia Galleries and photographs of artwork exhibited by Charles Burchfield.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Carl Battaglia Galleries operated in New York City, New York, during the 1970s. Modernist New York painter Charles Ephraim Burchfield (1893-1967) was known for his watercolor depictions of nature.
In addition to Charles Burchfield, Carl Battaglia Galleries exhibited the works of Roy Moyer, David Rohn, and others. Other notable exhibitions at the gallery include The Artist and the Animal (1974), held in conjunction with F.A.R. Gallery and featuring artists from the sevententh to twentieth centuries.
Born in Ohio, Charles Burchfield gained his early artistic training under Henry George Keller at the Cleveland School of Art. Burchfield, who was initially influenced by the work of Charles Dana Gibson, worked as a wallpaper designer for H. M. Birge and Co., in Buffalo, New York. In the 1920s, he began showing his art at Montross Gallery and, later, at Frank K. M. Rehn Galleries. Burchfield was also an art educator and lecturer and served on the art purchasing committee of the Albright Gallery.

Administration
Author
Christopher DeMairo
Sponsor
The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated in 1981 by Carl Battaglia Galleries.
Processing Information
The collection was processed and a finding aid prepared by Christopher DeMairo in 2022.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Terms of Use
Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce requires written permission from Carl Battaglia Galleries. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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Preferred Citation
Carl Battaglia Galleries records relating to Charles Burchfield exhibition, 1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Related Materials
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Charles Burchfield conducted by John D. Morse, August 19, 1959.

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Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim, 1893-1967 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Battaglia, Carl Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cummings, Paul Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Westmoreland County Museum of Art Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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