Barber Shop, SC

Burchfield_Barber Shop.jpg

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Title

Barber Shop, SC

Description

Charles Burchfield came to South Carolina as a draftee into the National Guard when the United States prepared to join World War I. He trained as a camouflage artist at Camp Jackson in Columbia, and often took sketching excursions to nearby towns. During these trips, he painted glimpses of the surrounding rural culture and landscape. As a man of keen observation who prefered the outdoors, it was likely the pace of Southern life which appealed to him the most, and he captures it succinctly in this small genre scene. In 1930, Burchfield became the first artist to receive a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Creator

Burchfield, Charles Ephraim

Source

2014.13.9

Date

1918

Rights

Wright Collection of Southern Art

Coverage

American, 1893-1967

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Original Format

watercolor on paper

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