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The Burkhart Gallery Annex
Joan of Arc, oil on canvas, 21 x 17 inches,
The Miser in Man, one of over 200 Burkhart self-portraits depicting
the many aspects and facets of human behavior.
Mary Ann Burkhart, oil on canvas, 21 x 17 1/4 inches. This is Emerson's
wife who preceeded him in death. Her name had been Mary Ann Martin, and
as a professional model she had posed for Eugene Speicher and
Edward Hopper. Her greatest loves were art, music, and literature. Her father
was a druggest in the south side of Columbus. She was only 37 years old when she
died of cancer at Doctors Hospital. In the aftermath of her death, and of his brother
Paul's shortly before that, Burkhart painted many of his darkest, gloomiest pictures.
Self Portrait at Easel, 1958.
Walking in the Shade, 1928
Richard Anton Engler, oil on canvas, 30 x 25 inches, 1944.
Mr. Engler was Mary Ann's grandfather. The painting required
Fragmentary History of the Iron Age, 1947.
The Nature of Things to Come, First Prize in Columbus Art League Show.
Portrait of Carl Sandburg, 1951. Allegedly the only portrait
of the famous poet painted from life.