From the year of his birth in Ashtabula Harbor (now Ashtabula) until 1921, American watercolor painter Charles E. Burchfield lived mostly in his native state of Ohio. The majority of that time was spent in the city of Salem, living in a small house on East Fourth Street with his mother and five siblings.
The exhibition Charles E. Burchfield: The Ohio Years, 1893-1921, presents painting, drawing and ephemera from Burchfield’s formative years, before he had the family, gallerist, and career that would define the rest of his life. This is the first exhibition in a series that will cover Burchfield’s entire career. Next December the Burchfield Penney will present an exhibition focusing on his middle period, with his late works being presented in December of the following year.