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"When I was in New York, a curious mental depression assailed me, and I worked constantly to keep it down. Surrounded by the familiar scenes of my boyhood, there gradually evolved the idea of re-creating impressions of that period... I tried to re-create such moods as fear of the dark, the feeling of flowers before a storm, and even to visualize the songs of insects and other sounds. While perhaps most of these things had meaning only for me, I think that through them I developed a primitive outlook that became a basis for all my future work."
Charles Burchfield in On the Middle Border (1928), excerpted from Charles Burchfield: Fifty Years as a Painter.

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Charles Burchfield 1920: The Architecture of Painting
DC MOORE GALLERY

Hbk, 11.5 x 11.5 in. / 120 pgs / 68 color / 1 bw. | 8/31/2009 | In stock
ISBN 9780981525051 | $50.00



Charles Burchfield: Fifty Years as a Painter
Charles Burchfield: Fifty Years as a Painter
DC MOORE GALLERY

Hbk, 10.75 x 11.75 in. / 120 pgs / 75 color. | 8/31/2010 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9780982631638 | $45.00



Charles Burchfield: Fifty Years as a PainterCharles Burchfield: Fifty Years as a Painter

Published by DC Moore Gallery.
Introduction by Bridget Moore. Text by Charles Burchfield, Ralph Sessions.

Charles Burchfield (1893-1967) was an innovative visionary of American modernism, a watercolor painter who infused his landscapes of upstate New York and Ohio and scenes of small town industrialization with pulsing line and crackling, fluid color. He was also an accomplished writer who kept extensive journals and published several important essays during his lifetime. Burchfield's early watercolors were often strongly expressionistic, projecting a buoyant spirituality; he reached a critical juncture around 1920, when he turned to modernist pictorial strategies to express a severe geometry of houses, factories and barren trees, with skies traversed by stylized smoke. After moving to Buffalo in 1921, he became a founder of the Regionalist movement, but he returned to the dynamic expressionism of his youth in the 1940s; as he told a friend, "It is not that I am trying to escape real life, but that the realm of fantasy offers the true solution of truly evaluating an experience." Published for DC Moore Gallery's survey exhibition (and coinciding with the Whitney Museum's 2010 retrospective), this volume presents a career-wide selection of watercolors and drawings, many of which are drawn from private collections, and have never or very rarely been exhibited. The images are complemented by four autobiographical essays, spanning the years 1928 to 1965, which provide an intriguing window into the artist's complex personality. All are out of print and difficult to locate, making this catalogue an important reference source as well as a visually striking presentation of his work.

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Charles Burchfield 1920: The Architecture of PaintingCharles Burchfield 1920: The Architecture of Painting

Published by DC Moore Gallery.
Introduction by Bridget L. Moore. Text by Michael D. Hall, Nannette V. Maciejunes, Karli R. Wurzelbacher.

One of the great American Modernist artists, Charles Burchfield (1893-1967) is often associated with the romantic nature fantasies he produced in his later years, but his earliest engagements with Modernism are often overlooked. In Charles Burchfield 1920: The Architecture of Painting, the importance of this phase is examined for the first time. Assembling a tight group of Burchfield's watercolors, it highlights works executed between 1918 and 1920, which depict the stark houses and industrial landscapes of Burchfield's Salem, Ohio. These watercolors employ certain hallmarks of Modernist pictorial strategy, such as flattened space, reductive simplicity and industrial themes, but without the crisp Precisionism of a Demuth or a Sheeler--rather they convey Burchfield's simultaneous engagement with Folk Art and Expressionism. By positioning this period as integral to (rather than anomalous within) the trajectory of Burchfield's career, the insights of authors Michael Hall, Nannette Maciejunes and Karli Wurzelbacher here provide a richer understanding of Burchfield's art.

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Hardcover, 11.5 x 11.5 in. / 120 pgs / 68 color / 1 bw.

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