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Burton Callicott papers, 1931-1996

Callicott, Burton, 1907-



Collection Information

Size: 1 Linear foot

Summary: Includes: a résumé; a travel diary of Callicott's European trip with fellow Memphis artist Edward Faiers, May 1983; a scrapbook containing catalogs, newspaper clippings, letters from Thomas Hart Benton, Jack Farris, Peter R. Formanek, Clarence Day, Lamar Alexander, J. Richard Gruber, and Rogert F. Fogelman; inventories of works of art (2 v.), including a "Catalogue of Oil Paintings" nos. 1-233 (1933-1995), "Catalogue of Paintings" nos. 234-436 (1979-1996), and "Catalogue of Works on Paper" charcoal, pastel, dry color (from 1967); published writings by and about Callicott; unpublished writings by Callicott including notes on works of art, lectures, sermons, and other public addresses; prints of illustrations by Callicott for an aircraft assembly plant, 1945; photographs of Callicott, his works of art and studio; slides of oil paintings (catalog nos. 1-346); photocopies of calligraphy samples; exhibition catalogs; and VHS videotapes, "Local Color," produced by WKNO-TV (1989) and "Journeyman of Light," produced by Jim Crosthwait for the Memphis Art Gallery Association (1991).

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, educator; Memphis, Tenn. b. 1907 Callicott was a teacher with the Memphis Academy of Arts from 1937 to 1973. He exhibited frequently in Memphis and throughout the South.


Donated 1997 by Burton Callicott.

Language Note

Undetermined .

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How to Cite This Collection

Burton Callicott papers, 1931-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.