Charles Burchfield (1893-1967)

October 27, 1966

Watercolor on paper
26 x 32 inches
Signed lower right: CEB1950-1966. On verso: Given to my wife Bertha � Oct 27, 1966
Estate of the Artist
Marvin & Dorothy Krasner, Buffalo, New York

Charles Burchfield: Catalogue of Paintings in Public and Private Collections, Utica, New York, Museum of Art, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, 1970, number 1318, p. 314.

Chicory and Oats is an excellent example of Burchfield�s late period, which art historian and critic John Canaday stated in a 1966 New York Times review would be Burchfield's enduring achievement. In Chicory and Oats Burchfield turned away from his more realistic interpretations of the urban landscape and returned to large, intense renditions of nature captured in swirling strokes, heightened colors and exaggerated forms; a more personalized and mystical vision of nature.

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