Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Winter Scene, 1916; watercolor, 17 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches; Image from the Burchfield Penney Archives
Winter Scenes: Paintings and Drawings by Charles Burchfield
On View Sunday, December 5, 1982–Thursday, March 31, 1983
From the press release:
"Featuring works by Charles Burchfield from the Center's Permanent Collection, this exhibition focuses on a timely theme: the moods and splendors of winter. One will be able to trace the change of seasons in Burchfield's transition drawings of Autumn to Winter, and Winter to Spring. The watercolor Sleet Storm was acclaimed as "Burchfield's best 1920 work" by John Clancy, the artist's long-time dealer at the Rehn Gallery in New York. Downtown Buffalo's Electric Building is featured in Buildings and Street Scene, an outstanding middle-period painting on loan to the Center. Gray winter light filters into three interior scenes of Burchfield rooms, two of them family portraits. Other winter scenes of landscapes depict the Western New York area in the throes of winter gales or quietly resting in snow-covered silence. The exhibition will be on view in Gallery III until January 30, 1983."