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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967) and Julius John (J.J.) Lankes (1884-1960), Cain and Abel, 5/8/26; wood engraving on paper, 11 3/16 x 8 1/8 inches; Burchfield Penney Art Center, Purchased with funds from the Margret L. Wendt Foundation, 1980

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967) and Julius John (J.J.) Lankes (1884-1960), Cain and Abel, 5/8/26; wood engraving on paper, 11 3/16 x 8 1/8 inches; Burchfield Penney Art Center, Purchased with funds from the Margret L. Wendt Foundation, 1980

Cain and Abel is based on the story of jealousy and avarice in "Genesis." The figures are overshadowed by a dark, stormy heaven which also conveys the overpowering forces of nature.