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Virgil Burnett fonds : 2012 accrual
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CA ON00351 GA 220
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63 cm of textual records
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Name of creator
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)
Scope and content
Accrual consists of material relating to the artistic and literary career of Virgil Burnett. Includes sketchbooks with illustrations and life drawings; commonplace books with original works as well as copied quotations, passages and ephemera; manuscripts; poetry and plays; as well as writings by others given to Burnett.
Arranged in four series as follows: Series 4.3. Works by Virgil Burnett; Series 4.11. Sketchbooks; Series 4.12. Commonplace Books; Series 5.1. Works by Others.
Some materials in spiral bound and hardbound books.
Includes five sketchbooks.
Immediate source of acquisition
Donated posthumously by Maud McInery Burnett in 2012.
The series structure follows that of the original finding aid so not all series numbers appear.
Arranged in four series as follows:
4.3. Works by Virgil Burnett;
4.12. Commonplace Books;
5.1. Works by Others.
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GA73, GA221 and GA357