Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Study for Fireflies and Lightning #1, c.1964-65; conté crayon on paper, Overall: 13 1/8 x 9 5/16 in. (33.3 x 23.7 cm) Frame: 21 x 17 in. (53.3 x 43.2 cm); Gift of the Artist, 1967
"Burchfield has exacted a quality that we may call poetic, romantic, lyric, or what you will. By sympathy with the particular, he has made it epic and universal." - Edward Hopper, who was friends with Burchfield (both were represented by the Frank K.M. Rehn Galleries in New York).