Catherine Burchfield Parker
(1926 - 2012)
Catherine Burchfield Parker was active/lived in New York, Texas. Catherine Parker is known for landscape and architectural painting.
Biography Catherine Burchfield Parker
Catherine Burchfield Parker (1926-)
Catherine Esther Burchfield Parker was born in 1926, the fourth daughter and second-to-last child of renowned American watercolorist Charles E. Burchfield and his wife, Bertha (Kenreich), a farmer's daughter. Parker was raised in Gardenville, New York.
In 1929, the same year that her younger brother was born, Parker's mother encouraged her father to leave his day job and devote himself full time to painting. Parker is grateful to have been taught that "artist" was a permissible career choice. But for the Burchfield family, with five children born in a seven-year span, life in a rural suburb of Buffalo, New York on an artist's income, became—and remained—a constant financial
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