Burt Barnes papers, 1909-1977

Barnes, Burt, b. 1872 d. 1947
Painter, Educator, Author, Illustrator

Collection size: 0.4 linear feet

Collection Summary: Biographical notes; exhibition catalogues, announcements, reviews, etc.; lists of paintings by Barnes; photographs of paintings and family members; writings by Barnes; correspondence, much of it relating to research done on Barnes by his daughter, Mildred Barnes Kruhm; biography of Barnes's wife, Cora Battenfelder Barnes, compiled by his daughter, Marjorie Barnes Thompson.

Six clippings and two catalogues detailing an exhibition of Barnes's paintings at the Marshall Gallery, Roswell Museum and Art Gallery, Roswell, New Mexico, November 5 through December 4, 1977; and manuscripts by Barnes of a diary, ca. 1918, and "Artists I Have Known," ca. 1918.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, illustrator, writer, and teacher. Born in Wisconsin; studied at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Donated 1972-1981 by Mildred Barbara Barnes Kruhm and Marjorie Barnes Thompson, Burt Barnes' daughters.

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