Title of Work
Date of Work
Art & Design Study Collection, James Smith Pierce Collection
UND Art Collections Repository
Donald Barthelme was born in 1931 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Barthelme is best known for his short-stories and later in his career he moved on to create post-modernist collages. His collages were parallel in style to his short stories by means of fragmented figurative language which made up a short story and then a collection. The postcard "Henry James, Chief" was inspired by the American writer Henry James. James was a key figure for the transition from literary realism to literary modernism, and a personal idol for Donald Barthelme.
Artists' Postcards Series I
Black and white photograph of Henry James with several white and orange shapes added around his head.
UND Art Collections owns 1 copy of this postcard.
Text in upper left hand corner of postcard:
Henry James Chief
© Artists' Postcards 1977
Text in center bottom of postcard:
Original work traveling under Smithsonian Institution auspices 1978-80.
77-78F 1-2 Produced by Publishing Center for Cultural Resources, N.Y.C.