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Burt Hasen papers, 1934-1997

Hasen, Burt

Painter, Printmaker


Collection Information

Size: 1 Linear foot

Summary: Correspondence, art work, photographs, a ledger, diary entries, printed material, and a video recording.
Personal and professional correspondence, 1948-1992, includes letters from Hasen to his family, and from Dolph Baranik, Joseph Cornell, Hans Hofmann, Graham Sutherland, Cassie Schwartz, and others. Art work includes 6 drawings. Printed material consists of a book, CONTES DE L'INATTENDU, by Richard Parker, illustrated by Hasen, exhibition catalogs and announcements, 1948-1994, and clippings and articles, 1948-1992. Also included are twelve photographs of Hasen and friends; a bound volume listing print sales and loans, completed prints for 1977, and diary entries dated January and February, 1977 (some in French); a videotape (30 min.) of Hasen interviewed by Bill Page; and an award for the Emily Lowe Foundation Fourth Prize in Painting, 1953.
ADDITION: Primarily printed material, including exhibition announcements, catalogs, and reviews of shows in which Hasen was included. Also found are ca. ten letters, notably from artists John Hultberg, Paul Resika, and Harold Tovish, represented by one letter each.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter and printmaker; New York. Middle name is occasionally spelled Stanly. b. 1921. d. 2007.


Donated 1981 and 1994 by Burton Stanley Hasen, and in 2000 by his wife, Mary.

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How to Cite This Collection

Burt Hasen papers, 1934-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.