Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Late Winter Dawn, 1956-65; watercolor, gouache, and charcoal on joined paper mounted on board, 49 3/4 x 32 3/4 inches; The Spiro Collection, Courtesy of Debra Force Fine Art, New York
A Short Jaunt to Buffalo - including the Burchfield Penney
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Read one blogger's impressions of the Burchfield Penney and Buffalo at http://explorationsam.blogspot.com/
The Burchfield Penney Art Center is a place we have been wanting to visit for a long time. Home to the largest collection of paintings by Charles Burchfield, they had a special exhibit on of his landscapes, many of them borrowed from other museums for this show. He is one of the greatest American painters of the 20th C., though he was nearly drowned out by the likes of Jackson Pollock and other modern artists. This museum and their exhibits go a long way in restoring his position as one of the foremost artists of his time. We had recently seen over a dozen of his works exhibited in Detroit (DIA, permanent collection), and were ready for more. It was a great show, small in scale ( 3 rooms, though containing 88 works) and we were the only people there on Saturday morning! Talk about a private showing.