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American Prophecy

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Title

American Prophecy

Creator

Burt Chernow

Source

The New York Times. "Burt Chernow, 63, Art Historian and Writer." June 15, 1997.
http://www.nytimes.com/1997/06/15/us/burt-chernow-63-art-historian-and-writer.html

Format

20 x 30 inches

Identifier

448

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Biography

Burt Chernow was an art historian, writer and teacher who began his career as an art teacher in the Westport school system. In 1964, while teaching at Greens Farm School, he established the Westport Schools Permanent Art Collection (WSPAC). In 1967, while chairman of the Housatonic Community College's art department, he founded the Housatonic Museum of Art. Burt was instrumental in helping to build its collection by soliciting artists, collectors and friends for donations to the museum, which now houses more than 4,500 artworks.
He wrote many articles and books about modern artists, and was one of the founders of the Westport Arts Center.
Burt was married to artist Ann Chernow.

Category

WSPAC

Media

Mixed media pencil transfer drawing on paper

Signature Position

Signed and dated 1968, lower right

Donor

Edward Levy, 144-32 35th Avenue C-31, Flushing, NY, 11354

Tags

Citation

Burt Chernow, “American Prophecy,” Westport Public Schools Digital Collections, accessed May 11, 2021, https://collections.westportps.org/items/show/534.

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