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Hillside

Hillside

May 24, 1917

Charles Burchfield

(American, 1893-1967)

Watercolor and opaque watercolor on Strathmore wove paper

Support: Strathmore wove paper

The Mary Spedding Milliken Memorial Collection, Gift of William Mathewson Milliken 1951.432

Catalogue raisonné: Straus 232; Trovato 302

Fun Fact

This drawing was made during 1917, which Burchfield describe as his "golden year," the most prolific period of his entire career.

Description

Burchfield was especially drawn to watercolor and experimented avidly with it throughout his entire career. This portable medium allowed him to explore the landscape and continuously rework his compositions. Here, he used shades of green to depict the countryside near his hometown, Salem, Ohio.

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