Burt Chernow papers


Burt Chernow papers


The papers of Burt Chernow measure 21.8 linear feet and consist mainly of research materials gathered and produced in the course of writing Christo and Jeanne-Claude: A Biography over an extensive period of close contact with the subjects, from the early 1980s until Chernow's death in 1997. Research materials for the biography include photocopies of personal documents of the Christos, hundreds of recorded interviews with Christo, Jeanne-Claude, their family members, and their associates, transcripts of interviews and research on interview subjects, other collected research material compiled chronologically, drafts of the biography written by Chernow, drafts of the biography and its epilogue produced after Chernow's death, and business records related to the book's production, which include significant correspondence with the Christos. Also found are the published German and U.S. editions of the biography, printed materials and photographs related to the book's subject matter, and fabric samples from five of the Christos' projects undertaken during Chernow's association with them. Chernow's career as an art critic, writer, educator, and arts advocate, primarily in Southern Connecticut, is documented in Chernow's other writings, organizational records, printed materials, and photographs.

21.8 Linear feet


SNAC Resource ID: 8270353

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Art historian; writer, educator; Westport, Conn. Born 1933. Died 1997. Chernow was professor at Housatonic Community-Technical College in Bridgeport; founder and director emeritus of Housatonic Museum of Art. From the description of Burt Chernow papers, [ca. 1930-1997]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81787832 ...

Housatonic Museum of Art

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Christo, 1935-

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Christo (American/Bulgarian, b.1935) is a sculptor best known for his unique wrapped works, which span from small-scale wrapped books to entire buildings and sites in nature, encased in fabric. Christo, born Christo Vladimiroff Javacheff, attended the art academy in Sofia as a youth, trained in the Socialist Realist aesthetic of the era. He moved to Prague, where he was first exposed to the work of early European modernists, and later to Paris, where he befriended a group of artists including Yv...

Jeanne-Claude, 1935-2009

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Jeanne-Claude, (Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon), French environmental artist (born June 13, 1935, Casablanca, Mor.—died Nov. 18, 2009, New York, N.Y.), was originally described as the publicist and business manager for her artist husband, Christo, but from 1994 she received equal billing with him in all creative and administrative aspects of their work, notably their controversial outdoor sculptures and huge temporary displays of fabrics and plastics. https://www.britannica.com/biography/Jea...