Introduction
Charles Ephraim Burchfield (April 9, 1893 – January 10, 1967) was an American painter and visionary artist, known for his passionate watercolors of nature scenes and townscapes. The largest collection of Burchfield's paintings, archives and journals are in the collection of the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo. His paintings are in the collections of many major museums in the USA and have been the subject of exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Hammer Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art, as well as other prominent institutions.
Wikidata
Q3349279
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Introduction
Primarily associated with American Scene Painting, Burchfield was schooled in Cleveland and began painting decorative and expressively colored watercolors ca. 1915. He married, moved to a suburb of Buffalo, and began working as a designer of a wallpaper firm in 1922. Painting full-time by 1929, his works became larger, and he concentrated on realist, urban subjects, such as the industry around Buffalo. In 1936-1937, Fortune magazine commissioned Burchfield to paint railway yards and coal mines. During his later period, from 1943-1967, his works became more expressionist, evoking his pantheist beliefs. Comment on works: Landscapes
Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Illustrator, Painter
Names
Charles Ephraim Burchfield, Charles Burchfield, Charles E. Burchfield, Charles Birchfield, Burchfield
Ulan
500015189
Information from Getty’s Union List of Artist Names ® (ULAN), made available under the ODC Attribution License

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