Burchfield, Charles Ephraim
(1893-1967)
   Born in Ohio, Charles Burchfield trained at the Cleveland School of Art, and after graduating in 1916, he briefly attended the New York Academy of Design. He served in the army from 1918 to 1919 and then returned to Salem, Ohio. In 1912, he was employed as a wallpaper designer for a company in Buffalo, New York. The focus of much of his painting in the 1920s was on towns and cities, as evident in Old Tavern at Hammondsville (1926-1928), Rainy Night (1928-1930), and Black Iron (1935). While most of his work was done in watercolors, Burchfield did do some work in oil, including his November Evening (1931-1934). Later he produced such fantasy works as The Sphinx and the Milky Way (1946) and toward the end of his career Orion In Winter (1962), but Burchfield is remembered for his depiction of nature and the urban landscape as “a recorder of the American scene.”
   See also ART.

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