"I always like curves and the human body is full of that. My paintings and drawings deal with the beautiful simplicity of the human form." -Markenzy Cesar
"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).