Reynolda House Museum of American Art

Winston-Salem, NC




Charles Burchfield Exhibition at Reynolda House Museum of American Art


The Woodpecker, 1955-63

An exhibition of eight works, Charles Burchfield: Natures's Faces will be featured in an enhibition opening September 11 through November 29, 1998 at Reynolda House, Museum of American Art.

Five paintings and three wallpaper studies will be on exhibit. The paintings are on loan from the Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina, Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, Ohio, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, New York and a private collector.

Charles Burchfield grew up in Salem, Ohio and is a painter of both the towns and countryside of middle-western America and enchanted woodland scenes. Burchfield moved to Buffalo, New York in 1921to design wallpaper for M.H. Birge and Sons. Burchfield proved to be a talented designer, but left his job in 1929 when the sale of his watercolors began to provide a living for his family. Burchfield's career explored the landscape scenes of his childhood memories and fantasies. Few American artists have responded with such passion to the landscape.

rev. 11/22/10

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