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Alan M. Pensler letter from Charles Burchfield, 1966 Aug. 3

Pensler, Alan M.

Overview

Collection Information

Size: 1 Item

Summary: 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 Note

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

Provenance

Donated 2011 by Alan M. Pensler whose family owned the painting "The Shed."

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Item has been digitized and is available on the Archives of American Art's website.

Restrictions on Access

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

How to Cite This Collection

Alan M. Pensler letter from Charles Burchfield, 1966 Aug. 3. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.