Between 1908 and 1911, American artist Charles Burchfield created nearly 500 botanical sketches that show the different wildflowers and plants he found in the forests and fields around his childhood home in Salem, Ohio. These sketches, which to a large extent predate the artist’s journals, are an important document of Burchfield’s early fascination with the natural world
Burchfield Botanicals features over 50 works by this American master, including important watercolors paired with his botanical sketches and objects from the Marchand Wildflower Collection at the Buffalo Museum of Science. Paul and George Marchand created the Hall of Plant Life in 1936. Paul Marchand, well known throughout the world for his meticulous work, created “scientifically accurate and artistically superb casts of flowers and mushrooms” as well as dioramas for the museum throughout his career. Organized by the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY.
Exhibition overview from museum website.