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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Conventions for Abstract Thoughts: Imbecility, 1917; graphite on paper, 9 1/2 x 6 1/8 inches; Charles E. Burchfield Foundation Archives, Gift of the Charles E. Burchfield Foundation, 2006

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Conventions for Abstract Thoughts: Imbecility, 1917; graphite on paper, 9 1/2 x 6 1/8 inches; Charles E. Burchfield Foundation Archives, Gift of the Charles E. Burchfield Foundation, 2006

Imbecility resembles a pair of porcelain doorknobs on the opened closet door in Burchfield’s bedroom.

--Content by Nancy Weekly for the exhibition, "A Dream World of Imagination: Charles E. Burchfield's Golden Year"

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  • Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Conventions for Abstract Thoughts, 1917; Gray cardboard, brown paper tape and brass fasteners; Charles E. Burchfield Foundation Archives, Gift of the Charles E. Burchfield Foundation, 2006

    Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Conventions for Abstract Thoughts, 1917; Gray cardboard, brown paper tape and brass fasteners; Charles E. Burchfield Foundation Archives, Gift of the Charles E. Burchfield Foundation, 2006