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Virginia Cuthbert (1908-2001), The Birthday Party, 1956-57; oil on canvas, 30 x 41 7/8 inches (Frame: 32 3/8 x 44 inches); Collection of the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of Charles Rand Penney

Virginia Cuthbert (1908-2001), The Birthday Party, 1956-57; oil on canvas, 30 x 41 7/8 inches (Frame: 32 3/8 x 44 inches); Collection of the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of Charles Rand Penney

This is a self-portrait documenting Virginia's birthday party in their garden at their home at 147 Bryant Street in Buffalo, NY.  Featured in the painting, from left to right:

1. Charles Ephraim Burchfield (1893-1967), artist
2..  Harriet Greif  (1924-1967), artist
3. Manley Tillou, businessman and husband of artist, Viginia
4. Edward Milman, artist and friend who at the time was teaching summer school at the University in Kingston
5. Virginia Cuthbert Elliott (1908-2001), artist and wife of Philip C. Elliott
6. Seymour Drumlevitch  (1923-1989), artist and husband of Harriet Greif
7. Virginia Tillou  (1906-1995), artist
8. Bertha Burchfield, wife of Charles Ephraim Burchfield
9. Martha Hamlin Visser't Hooft (1906-1994), artist
10. Philip C. Elliott  (1903-1985), artist and husband of Virginia Cuthbert
11.  Chongo, the Elliott's dog
12. Alexander, the Elliott's cat