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Burt Barnes papers, 1909-1977

Barnes, Burt, 1872-1947

Painter, Author, Educator, Illustrator


Collection Information

Size: 0.4 Linear feet

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.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

A portion of the papers are photocopies or transcripts of original material.

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

Burt Barnes papers, 1909-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.