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Hans and Thordis Burkhardt papers, 1905-1981

Burkhardt, Hans Gustav, 1904-1994

Collector, Painter, Printmaker, Educator


Collection Information

Size: 1.4 Linear feet

Summary: Resumes, awards, and memberships; letters thanking the Burkhardts for paintings, regarding visits to their home and studio, and from scholars and institutions requesting information about his own work as well as his collection of works by Mark Tobey and Arshile Gorky; writings and notes by and about Burkhardt; 2 bound sketchbooks, undated and 1961, containing black felt-tip pen drawings; exhibition related materials including lists of works exhibited, acknowledgements of gifts, loan agreements, and receipts; exhibition announcements and catalogs; clippings, press releases, and bulletins, and 2 scrapbooks of clippings; and photographs of Burkhardt, his wife Thordis, and others including Mark Tobey and Willem de Kooning.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter and collector; Los Angeles, Calif.; d. 1994.


Donated 1975-1981 by the Burkhardts.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

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How to Cite This Collection

Hans and Thordis Burkhardt papers, 1905-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.