Fifteen Winter Paintings by Charles Burchfield

I found a photo of Charles Burchfield working in and experiencing the snow. No gloves, no scarf, no ear muffs; he seems oblivious to the cold. Often when I’ve worked in the cold, I’m not cold, especially when cutting and piling firewood, but painting? It is Burchfield so of course he is working up a sweat. He painted masterpieces every season, but there is something about his winter ones that often strike me as the best. I have no idea of the date of this photo or who the photographer is. If anyone does, please let me know.


Winter Sun through Poplars, 1916

Lighted Window, 1917

Flower Pot in Window, 1919

Thew Winter Sun, 1920

Village Lights, 1920

Two Houses, 1920

Two Fence Posts, 1937

Early December Snow, 1945

Still Life in Winter, 1951

East Wind and Winter Snow, 1951

Winter Moonlight, 1951

Winter Landscape with Stream, 1951

Little Trees Dancing,1956

December Storm, 1941-60

Orion in Winter, 1962

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