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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Untitled (Think of the vast forest fires), Undated; Conté crayon on paper, 11 x 17 inches; Burchfield Penney Art Center, Charles E. Burchfield Foundation Archives, Gift of the Charles E. Burchfield Foundation, 2006

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Untitled (Think of the vast forest fires), Undated; Conté crayon on paper, 11 x 17 inches; Burchfield Penney Art Center, Charles E. Burchfield Foundation Archives, Gift of the Charles E. Burchfield Foundation, 2006

Think of the vast forest fires to the north and northwest that caused the smoke-pall in Ohio in 1917—

Far far away—sparse woods, dark and mysterious, with sullen red fire eating them away, and huge masses of smoke moving majestically south & south east.

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  • Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Tentative Plans for Enlarging Some 1917 Sketches, Undated; cardboard folder, 20 x 15 inches; Burchfield Penney Art Center, Charles E. Burchfield Foundation Archives, Gift of the Charles E. Burchfield Foundation, 2006

    Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Tentative Plans for Enlarging Some 1917 Sketches, Undated; cardboard folder, 20 x 15 inches; Burchfield Penney Art Center, Charles E. Burchfield Foundation Archives, Gift of the Charles E. Burchfield Foundation, 2006