Childhood Home

Archival Collection 21

Vernacular architecture is an important subject in Bo Bartlett’s painting and none is more important that the southern suburban single house. For him the single house becomes both a metaphor for place and home, as well as an archetypal form that he constantly revisits in his sketchbooks and paintings. This page, from one of his sketchbooks in the Bartlett Center archive, finds Bartlett’s keen eye capturing a corner of the house where he grew up on 15th Avenue in Columbus, Georgia.