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Charles Weaver Estate Paintings by Emerson Burkhart Now Available to the Public
Highly prized Burkhart paintings from the estate of Charles Weaver, Savannah, Georgia are now available exclusively through emersonburkhart.info. This collection was acquired directly from the artist by Mr. Weaver and was the cornerstone of his collection for more than 50 years. Weaver was a neighbor of Burkhart and the two were good friends. Additionally, Weaver was a part time artist and often painted side by side with Burkhart. Weaver had an ‘eye for quality’ and systematically purchased the best Burkhart paintings he could afford. His discriminating taste led him to build what is arguably one of the best private collections of Burkhart paintings anywhere. The paintings offered here represent outstanding examples of Burkhart's work from the 1940’s through the '50's. These two decades represent the timeframe when scholars agree Burkhart was at his best. Nearly all of these paintings have exhibition provenance.
We are pleased to be able to offer such an exceptional collection to the fine art market. This is a rare opportunity to own a Burkhart work of outstanding quality. These paintings are being offered at very competitive prices; however, we also invite legitimate offers. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions.
Admiration of New Deal works of art flourishing
www.usatoday.com November 2010
Workers found buried treasure when they yanked down drywall during a renovation of a University of Rhode Island building in July. Behind the plaster were six murals painted 71 years ago by Gino Conti — works that art historians had thought were lost.
A Painter's Song of Himself
On Saturday December 12, 2009, The Columbus Museum of Art hosted a lecture by Michael Hall, author of the book, 'Emerson Burkhart – A Painter's Song of Himself'.
It is Hall's contention that there is an academic alternative to viewing art history through the lens of the most important practitioners through the ages. He contends that a number of excellent artists have worked on the fringes of fame and recognition throughout time. Their stories and work demand attention in order to fully understand what the total contributions to a movement or school mean in the larger discussion of art history. In Hall's opinion, Burkhart is a classic example of such an artist.
Hall also encouraged those in the room, many of whom knew Burkhart personally, to share their own stories and connections with the artist. After the lecture, Hall signed copies of the book for those in attendance.