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Charles Burchfield letter to Louise Burchfield, 1933

Burchfield, Charles Ephraim, 1893-1967

Painter, Draftsmen (artists), Illustrator


Collection Information

Size: 1 Item

Summary: Three page hand written, illustrated letter on one folded sheet from Charles Burchfield to his sister Louise. Burchfield painted a detail of his watercolor "Winter Bouquet" on the front of the card. Burchfield writes that he originally created a woodcut of "Winter Bouquet" but did not feel that it was "Burchfieldesque" enough and he instead made a watercolor. The letter also references upcoming plans for Christmas and the untimely deaths of Burchfield's sister, Frances and mother, Alice (they died June 13 and June 23, 1933, respectively). Burchfield and Louise were saddened that this would be the first Christmas without Frances and Alice.

Biographical/Historical Note

Charles Burchfield (1893-1967) was a watercolorist, illustrator, and painter in New York and Ohio.


Provenance unknown.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

How to Cite This Collection

Charles Burchfield letter to Louise Burchfield, 1933. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.