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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Watering Time, 1921; varnished tempera (on mounted watercolor paper), 28 1/2 x 41 inches; Chrysler Museum of Art, Gift of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr.

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Watering Time, 1921; varnished tempera (on mounted watercolor paper), 28 1/2 x 41 inches; Chrysler Museum of Art, Gift of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr.

Charles Burchfield, Fifty Years a Painter, 1965

Friday, February 7, 2020

I lost my job in the early spring in 1921 (due to the post-war depression) and since no other work was available, I devoted my full time to painting. For almost the first time in my career, I turned to the creation of larger, more complicated pictures that required weeks to complete.

Charles Burchfield, Fifty Years a Painter, 1965

 

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