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  • Writer's pictureKathy Winkler Studio

Denver Public Library

When we lived at the Air Force Academy, we often visited Denver, Colorado. One trip was to the Denver Public Library. The primary purpose of our first visit to the library was to see its collection of Albert Bierstadt paintings. The collection was immense for a library; it was more like a museum. Bierstadt was not the only artist represented, but his works were by far the most magnificent. Many of the paintings were huge.

A second artist who we had never heard of, but who we became entranced with was a famous etcher by the name of George Elbert Burr. The particular image that caught our attention was called “Capri from Sorrento.” The image was rendered in what looked like black and white, yet did not appear to be in black and white as viewed. It is a magical work of art.


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