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DC Moore Gallery Celebrates Charles Burchfield’s Fifty Years as a Painter

NEW YORK, NY.- Rarely does the opportunity arise to see a wide range of work by Charles Burchfield (1893-1967), one of the most inventive artists of the twentieth century. This summer, viewers will be able to see his art in abundance in two concurrent exhibitions. On June 10, 2010, DC Moore Gallery is opening Charles Burchfield: Fifty Years as a Painter, an exceptional group of watercolors and drawings that span his fifty-year career. Many are from private collections and have never been on exhibition before or have not been seen in public for decades. Also in June, the Whitney Museum of American Art will present a major retrospective of his work. Best known for his visionary landscapes of upstate New York and Ohio, Burchfield also addressed the harsh realities of twentieth-century industrialization and life in small towns and urban areas. Among his earliest paintings, Row of Sunflowers