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The Charles E. Burchfield '16 Society

The Charles E. Burchfield ’16 Society was created in 1987 to recognize those special donors who generously give a gift of $1,000 or more to the Cleveland
Institute of Art’s Annual Fund. 

Charles E. Burchfield (1893–1967), was born in Ashtabula, Ohio,and studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art (then known as the Cleveland School of Art).

Above: Burchfield at work at the M.H. Birge and Sons Wallpaper Company, Buffalo, New York, c. 1926 Photograph by Carl H. Lind, photographer for the Buffalo Times and Courier-Express. Collection Burchfield Art Center Archives, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, New York.

His paintings, predominantly in watercolor, fall into three periods: from 1916 to the early 1920s, poetic evocations of nature; from the early 1920s to the early 1940s,bold, somber landscapes and urban scenes; and after 1943, a return to lyric expressions of nature, painted with a heightened sense of emotion.

The Burchfield Penney Museum is dedicated to the art and vision of Charles E. Burchfield.

Click here to view his inspiring work and in-depth life story. 

See photos from the 2013 Burchfield Society event below

Cleveland Institute of Art honors Op Art painter Richard Anuszkiewicz, former institute leaders David Deming, R. Michael Cole

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Ann McGuireDirector of Communicationsamcguire@cia.edu216.421.7417 CLEVELAND (OH) – The Cleveland Institute of Art bestowed its highest honors on painter and CIA graduate Richard Anuszkiewicz;... more

Recognizing Generous Support

Recognizing Generous Support

Click here to view the Cleveland Institute of Art's 2012-2013 Charles E. Burchfield '16 Society.

Past Burchfield Society Events

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2010 Photos

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For more information on joining the Burchfield Society:

Liz Huff
Director of Annual Giving & Alumni Relations
216.421.7957 | Contact

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