Archives of American Art

Alan M. Pensler letter from Charles Burchfield

Collection ID:
Pensler, Alan M.
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim, 1893-1967
1966 Aug. 3
Physical Description:
1 Item

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
One letter (6 pages) from Charles Burchfield to Alan M. Pensler. 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 ..."

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Charles Burchfield (1893-1967) was a watercolorist and painter in West Seneca, N.Y.

Existence and Location of Copies
Item has been digitized and is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 2011 by Alan M. Pensler whose family owned the painting "The Shed."

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

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Watercolor painting -- New York (State) Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Watercolorists -- New York (State) -- West Seneca Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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