Charles Ephraim Burchfield (1893-1967) lived and painted in this Salem, Ohio house from the age of five to twenty-eight.
Nearly half of his lifetime's output of art was completed here. Many of his paintings are views from the windows of the house. A lush backyard flower garden replicating the 1913 garden Burchfield wrote about in his journals.
Burchfield's Homestead is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. “A visit to the home is a startling experience, for virtually every room inspired a major painting – as did the view from every window,” says art historian Henry Adams, currently curator of American Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art. “I cannot think of another building in America which has inspired so many masterpieces, or which has played such a key role in a great artist’s imaginative vision.”