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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), The Evening Star, 1923-26; oil on board, 21 x 27 7/8 inches; Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of Charles Rand Penney, 1994

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), The Evening Star, 1923-26; oil on board, 21 x 27 7/8 inches; Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of Charles Rand Penney, 1994

The Poetics of Place: Charles Burchfield and the Cleveland Connection

On View Saturday, February 17–Sunday, April 22, 2001

This exhibition focused on artist Charles E. Burchfield’s earlier works, created when he lived in Ohio. His art was featured and given greater context through work by his Cleveland School of Art teachers and colleagues. Their art focused on the everyday subjects, the mid-western landscape, and the effects of emerging modernism in art. In addition to Burchfield, the exhibition included works by Frank Wilcox, Carl Broemel, Clara Deike, Grace Kelly, Clarence Carter, William Eastman, Paul Travis, William Sommer, Henry Keller, George Adomeit, and August Biehle.

The exhibition was organized in collaboration with the Cleveland Artists Foundation for presentation at both sites. It opened at the Beck Center for the Arts, Lakewood, Ohio, October 1-November 27, 2000 and traveled to the Burchfield-Penney Art Center, where it was supplemented with additional works from private and BPAC collections.