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Charles Ephraim Burchfield

Broken Brick Wall

Charles Ephraim Burchfield

Charles Ephraim Burchfield

Broken Brick Wall

Broken Brick Wall

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Charles Ephraim Burchfield

1893 - 1967

Broken Brick Wall


signed Chas Burchfield and dated 1918 (lower left)

watercolor, pencil and pastel on paper

9 by 12 in.

22.9 by 30.5 cm.

Executed in 1918.


We are grateful for the research conducted by Nancy Weekly, Burchfield Scholar, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, New York.

The sheet is affixed to the mat in two places along the reverse top edge. There are minor handling creases and abrasions to the sheet along the extreme outer edges, including a small loss beneath the signature and a small tear along the lower right edge. The sheet is toned and maintains a natural ripple.


Framed Dimensions: 17 3/8 by 20 1/4 in. (44.1 by 51.4 cm.)


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Uptown Gallery, New York (acquired by 1992)

Acquired from the above by the present owner

John W. Straus, “Charles E. Burchfield: An Interview with the Artist, an Account and Analysis of his Production, and a Catalogue of his Paintings,” Honors thesis, Harvard University, Cambridge, 1942, no. 389

Joseph S. Trovato, Charles Burchfield: Catalogue of Paintings in Public and Private Collections, Utica, New York, 1970, no. 519, p. 83

The present work was completed during Charles Burchfield’s time in the U.S. Army at Camp Jackson, South Carolina. The artist served in the Camouflage Division and the present work most likely depicts scenes from his time on the Army base. There are many signs and fragments of billboards pictured in Broken Brick Wall which bear resemblance to similar paintings the artist produced in 1917 documenting signage for  a circus coming to Salem, South Carolina.