Guest Critic Reviews

Review: Burchfield exhibition showcases  nature, both real and imagined

Review: Burchfield exhibition showcases nature, both real and imagined

Charles Burchfield (1893–1967) would count among the most intriguing and difficult-to-categorize of American artists. In his early years in Ohio, he produced works truly radical for their time: fantastical, stylized landscapes that strove to capture every sensation of nature, from the beating of sunlight to the buzzing of insects. Moving to Buffalo in his late 20s, he turned to a more conservative, realistic style, eventually gaining acclaim as a leading American Scene painter.