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Burgoyne Diller collection of printed material, 1932-1961

Burgoyne Diller collection of printed material, 1932-1961

Diller, Burgoyne, 1906-1965

Painter

Collection Information

Size: 0.2 linear ft.

Summary: The collection primarily documents Diller's career through printed material consisting of clippings and exhibition announcements and catalogs. There is also one letter from the James Gallery dated 1959.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter; New York, N.Y. Associated with abstract painting, particularly Neoplasticism.

Provenance

Donated 1982 by Morris Dorsky, Chairman of the Art Department at Brooklyn College, 1982. Diller taught art at Brooklyn College from 1946-1963.

Related Materials

A Finding Aid to the Burgoyne Diller Collection of Printed Material,
1932-1961
, in the Archives of American Art
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Author
Finding aid prepared by Jean Fitzgerald
Biographical Note
Born in New York City in 1906, Burgoyne Diller was brought up in Michigan. He returned to New York in 1926 and studied at the Art Students League from 1928 to 1932. With Hans Hofmann, Diller made his first geometrical paintings in the 1930s, embracing the rigid formulas of Piet Mondrian's "pure plastic art," which included the use of horizontal and vertical lines as well as primary colors. Diller became director of the Mural Division of the New York City Works Progress Administration, Federal Art Project in 1935, and remained in government service until 1941. In 1945, he became associate professor of art at Brooklyn College. Burgoyne Diller died in 1965.
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as 2 series:
Series 1: Letters, 1959 (Box 1; 1 folder)
Series 2: Printed Material, 1932-1961 (Box 1; 11 folders)
Scope and Content Note
The collection measures 0.2 linear feet, dates from 1932-1961, and includes one letter, clippings, and exhibition announcements and catalogs that concern the development of Burgoyne Diller's unique artistic style.
Provenance
Donated 1982 by Morris Dorsky, Chairman of the Art Department at Brooklyn College, 1982. Diller taught art at Brooklyn College from 1946-1963.
Related Material
Burgoyne Diller papers, 1924-1968.
Processing Information
The collection was processed by Jean Fitzgerald in October 2002.

Restrictions on 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.

How to Cite This Collection

Burgoyne Diller collection of printed material, 1932-1961. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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