The Florence County Museum will host their Public Lecture Series on Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This month’s topic is about American painter and visionary artist, Charles Ephraim Burchfield.
Charles Ephraim Burchfield (1893 – 1967) is one of the most unique figures in 20th century American art. His paintings, which occupy a rare niche between naturalism and abstraction, are almost a genre unto themselves.
Following a review of his work by famous Regionalist painter Edward Hopper in 1928, Burchfield became the first artist to be given a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
In 1918 he was drafted into military service and stationed at Camp Jackson, Columbia. Charles Burchfield’s work as an Army camouflage designer became a catalyst for important developments in his later personal and artistic life. This lecture by museum curator Stephen W. Motte will focus on the often overlooked art created by Burchfield in South Carolina during WWI.