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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Study for December Storm #1, c.1941-60; conté crayon on paper, 11 x 17 1/2 inches (Frame: 18 3/8 x 24 3/8 inches); Gift of the Artist, 1967

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Study for December Storm #1, c.1941-60; conté crayon on paper, 11 x 17 1/2 inches (Frame: 18 3/8 x 24 3/8 inches); Gift of the Artist, 1967

1 - blinding glares — outlined in blending yellow — great sudden flashes of annihilating light that bursts forth between the great flying masses of blue black clouds — driven by a fierce winter gale — snow following close on its heels.