Artwork Share Tweet

 
Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Rainy Day, 1935; watercolor on paper, 37 1/4 x 31 1/4 inches; Private Collection

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Rainy Day, 1935; watercolor on paper, 37 1/4 x 31 1/4 inches; Private Collection

Son Charles Arthur at home, 3574 Clinton Street, Gardenville, New York

Each of Burchfield’s children posed for a portrait during the 1930s. Arthur, who was born on June 1, 1929, is reading a book—to help keep him still—while other favorite toys sit at his feet. Father and son cherished shared activities, such as sanding frames in the studio or exploring nature.

—Nancy Weekly, 2014