Stephen Merritt (b. 1947), Covered Vessel, undated; glazed ceramic, 16 x 13 x 13 inches; The Charles Rand Penney Collection of Craft Art, 1994
"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).