The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of May 5, 2016

Late August Sunset, 1916

watercolor and gouache over graphite, Sheet: 50.50 x 35.30 cm (19 7/8 x 13 7/8 inches). Hinman B. Hurlbut Collection 805.1930

Highly precocious, Burchfield created his first mature works around the time he graduated from the Cleveland School (now Institute) of Art in 1916. Regarded as milestones in the emergent modern movement in American art, these images are psychologically and emotionally charged responses to nature. He once stated that an artist should not reproduce what is seen, but rather “must invent symbols, which, if properly used, make his work seem even more real than what is in front of him.”
Hinman B. Hurlbut Collection 805.1930

signed, lower right, in graphite: C E BURCHFIELD- 1916 ; VERSO, lower center, in graphite: Late August Sunset / August 27, 1916 -

Brauer Museum of Art, Valpariaso University, IN (7/24/2004 - 10/10/2004): "Visions Out the Window and Down the Street: A Golden Anniversary Celebration of the Art of Charles E. Burchfield at the Brauer Museum of Art"

Main Gallery Rotation (gallery 228): October 19, 2009 - February 22, 2010.

Library materials about Charles Burchfield (62)

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