Thursday, December 19, 2002


"Icebound Lake Boat", Charles Burchfield (1893-1967)

Charles Burchfield lived for part of his life in Gardenville, NY, a small suburb of Buffalo (now part of the Town of West Seneca). He is one of the premier American painters, and his work reflects the natural world of the Great Lakes region in which he lived. I came to know his work through visiting the Charles E. Burchfield Nature and Art Center, a park in West Seneca that is a mix of nature preserve, art gallery, outdoor sculpture park, and outdoor performance space. It's one of the places I miss the most in having moved from Buffalo.

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