“I have always believed 1917 to be the ‘golden year’ of my career,” wrote Charles E. Burchfield, reflecting on his life and fifty years as an artist. Indeed, 1917 was a year of great transformation. He was young, inspired, and prolific. His style changed dramatically as he let his uninhibited imagination flow and created truly unique ways to represent how he perceived the world.
One hundred years after that inspired year of 1917, the exhibition Charles E. Burchfield’s Golden Year presents paintings, drawings, and ephemera that illustrate the ways in which this remarkable artist emerged as an inimitable American landscape painter.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.