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Charles Ephraim Burchfield
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Birth: Apr. 9, 1893
Ashtabula
Ashtabula County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jan. 10, 1967
West Seneca
Erie County
New York, USA

Charles was born in Ashtabula Harbor, OH, to William Charles and Alice Murphy Burchfield, the 5th of 6 children. At age 5, his father died and the family moved to Salem, OH, where he spent his boyhood.

On May 20, 1922, he married Bertha Kenreich of Greenford, moving to Buffalo, and by 1926, his 4th child is born.

Charles was an author and a well-known extraordinary visionary landscape artist in his time, who developed his own style of a symbology of pulsating life, with a simple eye and painterly application. He worked in various media including oil, watercolor, and etching. By 1917, he started including memories of his boyhood in his work.

He exhibited widely and much is written about is life. His Christianity influenced him, although some biographies downplay his faith. Part of his vision was his unique expression of God's creation. The evidence of God working in this artist's life is self-evident.

For a more complete historical chronology and bibliography of Charles Burchfield, as well as illustrations of his work, please see: "The Paintings of Charles Burchfield, North By Midwest," a collection of essays reasserting the central importance of his painting to the history of modern American art.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Alice M. Murphy Burchfield (1860 - 1933)
 
 Spouse:
  Bertha Louise Kenreich Burchfield (1886 - 1973)*
 
 Children:
  Sarah Ruth Burchfield Ferris Hill (1925 - 2002)*
  Catherine Burchfield Parker (1926 - 2012)*
  Charles Arthur Burchfield (1929 - 2013)*
 
 Siblings:
  James M. Burchfield (1882 - 1956)*
  Frances C. Burchfield (1886 - 1933)*
  Louise H. Burchfield (1888 - 1982)*
  Joseph H Burchfield (1890 - 1952)*
  Charles Ephraim Burchfield (1893 - 1967)
  Fred B. Burchfield (1896 - 1961)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakwood Cemetery
East Aurora
Erie County
New York, USA
 
Created by: msb
Record added: Sep 04, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11678278
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Rest in peace
- gracedv
 Added: Aug. 13, 2015
I've always loved your watercolors. God's peace be with you.
- Liz
 Added: Mar. 24, 2014

- aberdeen
 Added: Aug. 22, 2013
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