Wire Fence In Snow

Charles E. Burchfield

American, 1893 - 1967

Wire Fence in Snow, 1936

  • Not On View

Watercolor on paper

Dimensions: 26 × 19 in. (66 × 48.3 cm)

Courtesy of the Isabel Foundation, Inlander Collection, L2003.55

Charles Ephraim Burchfield was born in Ashtabula Harbor, Ohio, in l893. He attended the Cleveland School of Art, graduating in l9l6. He found a market for his work in New York the year after he graduated from art school and was awarded a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art before he turned forty. Burchfield’s moody, Realist views of life in the Upper Midwest are among the most skillful and ambitious Regionalist works produced in the United States during the twenties and thirties. During the mid-l940s, Burchfield turned to nature for his inspiration and evolved a style that blended regional, mystical and modernist elements. By the late l950s, Charles Burchfield had gained international recognition as an important and highly original figure in American art.

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