Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Rainy Day, 1935; watercolor on paper, 37 1/4 x 31 1/4 inches; Private Collection
Special Event | Memorial for C. Arthur Burchfield (1929-2013)
Saturday, June 29, 2013, 11 am–3 pm
The family of Art Burchfield invites the Burchfield Penney community to join them for a memorial to Art on Saturday, September 29 at 11am at the Burchfield Family Plot at Oakwood Cemetary in East Aurora, New York followed by a reception at the Burchfield Penney Art Center.
C. Arthur Burchfield (June 1, 1929 - January 10, 2013), the son of the Charles E. and Bertha Burchfield, passed away at his home in Poughkeepsie, New York exactly forty-six years to the day after his father’s death on January 10, 1967. Arthur was a life-long employee of IBM, a company which he took great pride in being a part their management team working in their international division. More so than his career, he was dedicated to his family; his father Charles, mother Bertha, sisters Sally, Catherine, Martha, Mary Alice, wife Violet and children Arthur, Jim, Nancy and Cindy.
His love of family was clearly evidenced in his dedication to his father. For the 46 years since his father’s passing, he has led the Charles E. Burchfield Foundation. During this time, he was constantly concerned that the proper recognition of Charles Burchfield’s vision was understood, experienced and shared with the world. This was accomplished through the promotion of exhibitions around the world and donations to many institutions of his paintings and archives.