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Collection Online as of February 24, 2024

Sketch: Dancers (51 of 150)

Sketch: Dancers (51 of 150)

c. 1920s–1940s
Location: not on view


The Cleveland writer Robert Bordner left an intriguing account of a discussion that occurred one evening at Sommer’s home in the Cuyahoga Valley. Also present was Sommer’s close friend, the poet Hart Crane. Their conversation indicates Sommer’s desire to discover analogies between art and music: “We had been listening to Bill’s Bach records, and Bill was declaring he could SEE in color the various movements of the music…. Crane was fascinated and we got into whether poetry could be heard in colors too.”
  • Burchfield to Schreckengost: Cleveland Art of the Jazz Age. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (March 28-July 18, 2004).
    Cleveland, Ohio: The Cleveland Museum of Art; March 28 - July 18, 2004. "Burchfield to Schreckengost: Cleveland Art of the Jazz Age", no exhibition catalogue.
  • {{cite web|title=Sketch: Dancers (51 of 150)|url=false|author=William Sommer|year=c. 1920s–1940s|access-date=24 February 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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