Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Study D for "The Moth and the Thunderclap", 1961; conté crayon and charcoal on paper, Overall: 13 7/16 x 19 1/8 in. (34.1 x 48.6 cm) Frame; The Charles Rand Penney Collection of Work by Charles E. Burchfield, 1994
Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, Volume 63, February 23, 1965
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Late P.M. Edna called, leaving word for me to call her after 8:00. She said G.S. was unable to come out to look at drawings before March 11 or 12 – In the meantime, she will see to getting glass and mats etc. I am just as well satisfied with the delay for it will give me more time to prepare a few more drawings, which is the sort of thing that seems to go best now….
— Charles E. Burchfield, February 23, 1965
[Note: Burchfield was preparing for the exhibition, Charles Burchfield Drawings, 1945-1965, held in Upton Hall Gallery on the campus of State University College, Buffalo, New York, April 28-May 16, 1965. At that time, Edna M. Lindemann was assistant professor of art education and director of development and cultural affairs for the college; Gordon M. Smith, who was director of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, curated the exhibition.]