Charles Burchfield Seasons of Change: 1918-1965 at Debra Force Fine Art

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  • March 16, 2011

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Sparrow Hawk Weather, 1965


Debra Force Fine Art, Inc. is pleased to present Charles Burchfield Seasons of Change: 1918-1965. This exhibition consists of eleven intensely hued and fluid landscapes, many of which are monumental in scale and span the full breadth of Burchfield’s career.  The Turn in the Road, is a macabre and ghostly scene from 1918 and is bookended by the transcendental and fantastical Sparrow Hawk Weather from 1965.  Other works depict the artist’s fascination with seasonal and celestial transitions. Carefully assembled over decades, the works come from a prominent New York collection and have been privately enjoyed until now. 

A visionary American artist of the 20th Century, Burchfield was a master of watercolor. His subject matter encompassed the environment around him in his native Ohio and Buffalo and projected a deeply spiritual and emotional response to the natural world, contemporary events, and social issues.  In 1914, the artist himself stated: “I have a desire to paint clouds, wind & lightning and the wonderful rhythms I see in nature. In all these their grand dignity impresses me first. Therefore I must make my life & character sublime. A small nature never sees the mountaintop much less climb it.”  

The Turn in the Road, 1918

Spring 2011.

Debra Force Fine Art, Inc.
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New York, New York
About Debra Force Fine Art, Inc.

Debra Force Fine Art, Inc. specializes in 19th and 20th American paintings, drawings, and sculpture. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday and Saturday by appointment. For more information, please contact Helena Grubesic at 212-734-3636

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