[Wallace Stevens] Chair from the Wallace Stevens Collection, ca. 1930
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Wooden chair of cross-back form, with painted floral decorations to the back, arms, and legs, ca. 1930, owned and used by the Pulitzer-Prize winning American Modernist poet. Formerly displayed in the now closed Wallace Stevens Room at Fort Andross in Brunswick, Maine and acquired directly from the Curator, Alison Johnson, Author of Wallace Stevens: A Dual Life as Poet and Insurance Executive and Producer/Director/Writer of The World of Wallace Stevens. Stevens's grandson, Peter "Zeke" Hanchak, has noted that Wallace Stevens kept his small secretary and this chair in his sitting room in CT, which was to the right at the top of the stairway. That secretary, which now resides in the Poetry Room at Harvard, has floral paintings on it that are very similar to the ones on the present chair.