"Today, you can stand inside Burchfield's boyhood home in Salem, look out a window at the unchanged neighborhood, and see the reality of what Burchfield saw in 1915. To see what his fertile imagination added to his views from the "eyes" of the house, you must study his paintings of those window views - paintings embued with his affection for his mother, siblings, friends and home town." - From The Eyes of Houses By Richard Wootten
Considered to be one of America's greatest artists, Charles Ephraim Burchfield (1893-1967) lived and painted in this Salem, Ohio house from the age of five to twenty-eight. Nearly half of his lifetime's output of art was completed here. Burchfield loved Salem and this neighborhood. Many of his paintings are views from the windows of the house. Burchfield's Homestead is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Visit the Homestead.
Admission is free; donations are welcome. HOURS: Regular museum hours are 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday / May through October For other days of the year and to arrange group visits call: (330) 717-0092 one week in advance of your visit
The Burchfield Homestead Society P.O. Box 317 Salem, Ohio, 44460 Office Phone: (330) 717-0092