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Bo Bartlett Collection (MC 267)


Biographical Note

Bo Bartlett, born in Columbus, Georgia on December 29, 1955, is an American realist with a modernist vision. His paintings are well within the tradition of American realism as defined by artists such as Thomas Eakins and Andrew Wyeth. Like these artists, Bartlett looks at America's heart—its land and its people—and describes the beauty he finds in everyday life. His paintings celebrate the underlying epic nature of the commonplace and the personal significance of the extraordinary.

Bartlett was educated at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where realist principles must be grasped before modernist ventures are encouraged. He pushes the boundaries of the realist tradition with his multilayered imagery. Life, death, passage, memory, and confrontation coexist easily in his world. Family and friends are the cast of characters that appear in his dreamlike narrative works. Although the scenes are set around his childhood home in Georgia, his island summer home in Maine, his home in Pennsylvania or the surroundings of his studio and residence in Washington state, they represent a deeper, mythical concept of the archetypal, universal home.

(Source: www.bobartlett.com; Wikipedia)


Scope and Content

The Bo Bartlett Collection contains video tapes documenting various aspects of Bo's life for use in a documentary titled Heartland. Tapes include footage of Bo's hometown, Columbus, GA, stills of paintings, and various interviews.

2001-2004 3 boxes (3 l.f.)


Permission to Publish

Permission to publish material from the Bo Bartlett Collectionmust be obtained from the Columbus State University Archives at Columbus State University. Use of the following credit line for publication or exhibit is required:

Bo Bartlett Collection (MC 267)
Columbus State University Archives
Columbus, Georgia

Provenance

Donated to the CSU Archives by the Columbus Museum.


Note to Researchers

See also: The Bo Bartlett Center at Columbus State University


Box and Item List

Box 1

Tape 1 – Interview with Wendy Olsoff

Tape 2 – Interview with Wendy Olsoff

Tape 3 – B-roll/PPOW Paintings

Tape 4 – B-roll/PPOW Paintings

Tape 5 – Bo in Maine #1

Tape 6 – Bo in Maine #2

Tape 7 – Bo in Maine #3

Tape 8 – Bo in Maine #4

Tape 9 – Bo in Maine #5

Tape 10 – Bo in Maine #6

Tape 11 – Bo in Maine #7

Tape 12 – Bo in Maine #8

Tape 13 – Bo in Maine #9

Tape 14 – Atlanta #1 – Interview with High Museum

Tape 15 – Columbus #1 – Interview with parents

Tape 16 – Columbus #2 – Interview with parents

Tape 17 – Columbus #3 – Stills of paintings and drawings

Tape 18 – Columbus #4 – Stills of paintings and drawings; Ext. houses, pool, bridge

Tape 19 – Columbus #5 – Ext. bridge, sign, water tower, snake stakes, stadium lights, train tracks, cemetery, football field, historic houses

Tape 20 – Columbus #6 – Historic houses

Tape 21 – Columbus #7 – Historic homes, church, school

Tape 22 – Columbus #8 – Ext. school, paintings of sister, pics of sister, sister talking

Tape 23 – Columbus #9 – Museum, ext. museum, field

Tape 24 – Bo in Manayunk #1 – Wireless (odb)

Tape 25 – Bo in Manayunk #2 – Wireless (odb)

Tape 26 – Bo in Manayunk #3 – Wireless (odb)

Tape 27 – Bo in Manayunk #4 – Wireless (odb)

Tape 28 – Bo in Manayunk #5 – Wireless (odb)

Tape 29 – Bo in Manayunk #6 – Wireless (odb)

Tape 31 – Bo in Manayunk – Wireless (odb)

Tape 32 – Bo in Manayunk – Wireless (odb)

Tape 33 – Hannah Dalton Interview

Tape 34

Tape 35

Tape 36

Tape 37

Tape 38 – Chadds Ford Wyeth

Tape 39 – Brandy Wine River Scenes; Chadds Ford

Tape 40

Tape 41 – Columbus ext. drawing and paintings

Tape 42 – Ptgs exhibit

Tape 43

Tape 44


Box 2


Tape 45

Tape 46 – Radio

Tape 47

Tape 48

Tape 49 – Cast Iron Show; High 8

Tape 50 – Video tape library

Tape 51 – Rawwar

Tape 52 – Pickups

Tape 53 – Dust

Tape 54 – Frenco football

Tape 55 – Bo's cu's of green grass; Dust

Tape 56 – Bo driving

Tape 57 – Dreamy Rd.; Hamal and Mel in car; Driving West River Drive

Tape 58

Tape 59A

Tape 59B

Tape 60

Tape 61

Tape 62

Tape 63


Box 3


Tape 64

Tape 65

Tape 66

Tape 101 – Bo transparences

Tape 102 – Bo transparences

Tape 103 – Bo transparences

Tape 104 – Bo transparences

Tape 105 – Bo transparences

Tape 106 – Bo transparences

Tape 107 – Bo transparences

Tape 108 – Bo transparences

Tape 109 – Bo transparences

Tape 201 – Setting up for show

Tape 202

Tape 203 – Setting up for show with Wendy

Tape 204

Tape 205

Tape 206 – Opening of Bo Bartlett

Master

Archive news footage

License fee

Heartland – Bo Bartlett's additional sequences not in final documentary

Heartland selects

Walking with Andy; Vietnam Footage; Vietnam Film