Happy Birthday Charles Burchfield!!! The artist was born on April 9, 1893 in Ashtabula, Ohio.
"Eighteen years ago, a calamity befell this family—a squalling calamity—eighteen years ago on a Sunday, I was born—at six o’clock in the evening. Being born on a Sunday accounts for the purity of my soul…..Everything conspired to make it a day after my own heart. This morning I awoke early, and looked out. It was a wonderful scene. Everything—ground, arbor, trees, fences, and wires,—were all covered heavily with pure white snow that glittered in the light of the rising sun.” - Charles Burchfield, on his 18th birthday, April 9, 1911
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Image Top: Charles Lind, Charles Burchfield at Birge Wallpaper Company, Buffalo, New York c. 1924-29, from the Archives of the Burchfield Penney Art Center
Image Bottom: Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Self-Portrait, January 1916; watercolor and conté on paper, 19 13/16 x 16 5/8 inches (Frame: 26 x 19 7/8 inches); Collection of the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, New York, The Charles Rand Penney Collection of Work by Charles E. Burchfield, 1994