James C. Litz (1948-2009), Cat, 1992; acrylic on canvas, 20 x 30 inches; Gift of the Johnson-Sellers Families in memory of Richard D. Cornell and Johnson and Charles Sellers, 1995
"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).