The vibrant, visionary landscapes of Charles Burchfield (1893-1967), one of America’s leading artists of the 20th century, will be featured in a major exhibition of more than 50 paintings on view at the Brandywine River Museum of Art Aug. 23 through Nov. 16. Co-organized by the Brandywine River Museum of Art and the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, the exhibition features works borrowed from museums and private collections across the United States, including the Burchfield Penney Art Center, the largest repository of the artist’s work.
“Exalted Nature: The Real and Fantastic World of Charles Burchfield” will provide a remarkable opportunity to examine the artist’s luminous, personal interpretations of the world around him.
“To spend even a moment with one of Charles Burchfield’s hallucinatory watercolors is to experience the artist’s visceral response to nature. Over a period of six decades, he explored the lyrical and technical potential of watercolor, becoming