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Clyde Singer papers relating to Emerson C. Burkhardt, 1947-1969

Singer, Clyde J., 1908-

Muralist, Painter, Printmaker


Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Linear feet (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: 106 letters from Emerson Burkhardt to Singer in which Burkhardt discusses his views on modern art, Americans' attitudes toward the fine arts, New York art galleries and critics, the social system in America, and his painting in general. In addition there are several letters to Singer from John Barsotti, an artist and friend of Burkhardt, Roger Banham, author of a manuscript for Burkhardt's biography, and Cecile Perkins, friend of Burkhardt, and 2 clippings about Burkhardt.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter and assistant director of Butler Institute of American Art; Youngstown, Ohio. Emerson Burkhardt is an Ohio painter and teacher, and a friend of Singer.


Donated 1974 by Clyde Singer.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 866 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Clyde Singer papers relating to Emerson C. Burkhardt, 1947-1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.