Fonds GA 73 : Accrual 2005-2 - Virgil Burnett fonds : 2005-2 accrual

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Virgil Burnett fonds : 2005-2 accrual

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CA ON00351 GA 73 : Accrual 2005-2

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  • 2002-2005 (Creation)

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(1928-2012)

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Virgil Burnett (1928-2012) was an artist, author, teacher and founder of the Pasdeloup Press. Burnett received his undergraduate education at Columbia University, New York, where he majored in Painting. After military service during the Korean War, he took a Master’s Degree in Art History at the University of California, Berkeley. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Art History at the University of Paris in 1956-1957, and remained in Europe until 1961, drawing painting and travelling. In Paris, Burnett worked with Maurice Darantière, a distinguished master printer and publisher of fine books, whose wide acquaintance included Gertrude Stein, James Joyce and many others. Darantière exhibited Burnett’s early drawings at the Hôtel Mansart de Sagonne, an old building in the Marais, where he had his home and studio. He encouraged the young artist to take his vocation as a dessinateur seriously and soon Burnett received commissions, such as cover illustrations for Penguin paperbacks, which provided broad exposure for his drawings. From 1973 to 2012 Burnett lived in Stratford, Ontario, taught at the University of Waterloo, produced publications with the Pasdeloup Press imprint, and created a remarkable oeuvre of writing and illustration.
(from the National Gallery of Canada)

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Contents : accrual consists of documentation relating to the publication of three works by the Pasdeloup Press, What the petroglyphs said; The liquid hour; and Leifr's story. Includes typescripts, proofs, correspondence and paste-ups of illustrations. The accrual also includes draft typescripts and proofs of The Old Met, Les Halles and other losses by Virgil Burnett published by Pasdeloup Press.

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Donated by Virgil Burnett in 2005.

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  • English

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