Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Promendade, 1927-28; watercolor on paper, 38 1/4 x 49 1/8 inches; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Gift of A. Conger Goodyear, 1977
Charles Burchfield, Journals, January 16, 1939
Thursday, January 14, 2016
A.M. check from S. Golden for Christmas cards. It will more than cover cost of violin so we decide to buy it for Martha.
P.M. B&I to Buffalo, to cash check, get license & visit the new Knox room at the Gallery.
It is what could be termed a “precious” exhibition, the body of it representing the most marked idiosyncracies of the Ultramodern Paris school. An excellent de Chirico, as well as a fine Utrillo—After we had looked our fill, I announced myself to Washburn who came out fussing because he had a lecture in ten minutes. (All the wealthy elderly ladies were already assembling, looking superior & aloof). Washburn is one of the younger museum directors who are trained at the Fogg museum in a sort of cultural vacuum, (about whom I had a long discussion with Frank R.) His chief love is archeology as it relates to art. More than that he is thin, & dried up at an extremely early age. His attitude & use of French terms were galling to me.
When we went downtown again, we purchased a new sled for the children.
Charles Burchfield, January 16, 1939