Charles Ephraim Burchfield, ‘Pine Tree and Star’, 1960, DC Moore Gallery

About Charles Ephraim Burchfield

Charles Burchfield is known for dark and spooky watercolor paintings that depict highly personal images of nature and small-town streetscapes. His early work, influenced by an interest in Asian art and unexposed to European modernism, exudes a fantastical sense of whimsy, wherein architecture and nature seem alive with energy. In the 1930s he had a solo show at the Museum of Modern Art and was commissioned by Fortune magazine to paint a range of industrial subjects, from railroad yards to coalmines. After painting these motifs for several years, Burchfield returned to the rural landscapes that he loved, recording seasonal changes from direct observation. In the 1940s, he revived the quirky, expressive elements and distorted forms of his early paintings.

American, 1893-1967, Ashtabula Harbor, Ohio, based in Gardenville, West Seneca, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

2017
Charles E. Burchfield: Weather Event, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair
2017
Dan Hunter Burchfields, Benjaman Gallery Group, Buffalo
2016
Amy Adams, Benjaman Gallery Group, Buffalo

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
Colorful Impressions, Debra Force Fine Art, New York
2017
Hot List, Questroyal Fine Art, New York
2017
Ask Questions, Questroyal Fine Art, New York
2017
Some Things are Worth Working For, Questroyal Fine Art, New York
2016
Artist to Artist, Benjaman Gallery Group, Buffalo