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There's a terrific Burgdorff triptych of cypress trees overlooking Monterey Bay in the entrance to Spreckels School, near Salinas, CA. Let me know if you hear of other public spots.
I was just wondering if any one knows where to see Burgdorff Painting in public. hard to find
Ferdnand Burgdorff paintings
The US Air Force Art Progam is looking for 31 missing Ferdnand Burgdorff paintings the artist donated to the USAF in 1956. Most of the paintings were sent to Alaska and Greenland to entertain the AF hospital personnel. I have an Excel file of missing paintings. Please help if you can.
Frank L Jenkins
I grew up in Cleveland Heights Ohio and in the early 1960's, in a house in the woods behind ours, lived a man we all knew as "Old Man Bill"--he was William Burgdorff, who -- along with his sister Elsie and brother -- Ferdinand Burgdorff, grew up there in the late 1890's and 1900's. William was an engraver and silversmith for Potter and Mellen, a metal and jewelry shop founded by Horace Potter in 1899 in Cleveland, Potter was an acquaintance of Louis Tiffany--both instrumental in introducing the Arts and Crafts Movement in America. My family purchased the house from the estate of William Burgdorff upon his passing in the late 1960's and we discovered, among other things, some early workbooks of Ferdinand's from his days at the Cleveland School of Art; also newspaper clipings of "the latest watercolors of Ferdinand Bergdorff on display at..." and other items.... Through the internet, I've been able to see many of his artworks and have enjoyed a greater appreciation of his vision and thoughts over his life as an artist.....the most interesting work to me that I've seen is a painting of his of the Base Name Sign at Thule Air Force Base in Greenland! He came a long way since those days in the southwest! My question is-- there is an excerpt of his from a book in the biography section--is this something he wrote or is it by someone else? Is there anywhere I might view this work?
I have a painting by Mr. Burgdorff that he made especially for my grandparents who lived in Carmel, CA. The picture is an ocean scene painted from a window at my grandparents house looking out over the ocean. It is dated 1931. I had no idea who the artist was until recently when I looked him up on the Internet and discovered some very interesting information about him.