Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Insects at Twilight, 1917; red and black conté crayon & India ink on paper, 11 x 8 ½ inches; Image courtesy of the Burchfield Penney Art Center Archives
Works by Charles Burchfield: Permanent and Loan Collections Exhibition
On View Sunday, January 17–Sunday, April 11, 1971
From the exhibition program:
"The exhibition includes approximately fifty watercolors and drawings never before exhibited in Western New York. The majority of the works assembled have, in fact, not been available for public viewing anywhere prior to this presentation.
Included in the exhibition are the paintings in the Permanent Collection of the Center as well as seventeen of the sketches and telephone and studio doodles from that Collection. The Loan Collection in the exhibition is owned primarily by friends of the artist and art collectors residing in Buffalo and vicinity.
Altogether the works were produced between the years 1910-1966, spanning the artist's life from seventeen to seventy-three. Miss Jean Reeves has called the exhibition "a splendid gathering of large and small watercolors by the man who was probably the most famous artist to ever live continuously (46 years) in Western New York."