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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Still Life - Scrap Iron, 1929; watercolor and charcoal on paper, 21 5/8 x 29 5/8 inches (Frame: 27 x 35 x 1 1/2 inches); The Charles Rand Penney Collection of Work by Charles E. Burchfield, 1994

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Still Life - Scrap Iron, 1929; watercolor and charcoal on paper, 21 5/8 x 29 5/8 inches (Frame: 27 x 35 x 1 1/2 inches); The Charles Rand Penney Collection of Work by Charles E. Burchfield, 1994

Lecture / Discussion  |  “Burchfield’s Sublime American Landscapes”

Lecture by Tullis Johnson

Thursday, April 8, 2010, 7–8:30 pm

In a journal entry from May 27, 1914 Charles Burchfield wrote “Already in my mind I have made the following resolution, but I will now put it down on paper: I hereby dedicate my life and soul to the study and love of nature, with the purpose to bring it before the mass of uninterested public, that they may see and become familiar with the endless number of nature’s beauties, wherein lies my greatest happiness. If I can bring only a few serious-minded people to see how vital nature is, besides being beautiful, I shall be content.”  Join Tullis Johnson for a discussion of Charles Burchfield’s paintings of industrial and natural landscapes in Western New York, Western Pennsylvania, and Southeastern Ohio that emphasize his love and concern for the natural world.