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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Oncoming Spring, 1954; watercolor on paper mounted on board, 29 1/2 x 39 5/8 inches (Frame: 38 3/4 x 48 1/2 inches); Purchased in part with support from the Western New York Foundation and the Olmsted Family in Memory of Harold L. Olmsted, 1990

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Oncoming Spring, 1954; watercolor on paper mounted on board, 29 1/2 x 39 5/8 inches (Frame: 38 3/4 x 48 1/2 inches); Purchased in part with support from the Western New York Foundation and the Olmsted Family in Memory of Harold L. Olmsted, 1990

Charles Burchfield, Journals, March. 6, 1934

Friday, March 6, 2015

I woke while it was yet night, a March gale blowing across the land; the moon was shining clear, and a brilliant star was rising in the east –

Up until the great that of a few days ago, it was yet midwinter; not yet as in other years had there been hints of March during February and even January – Nor had there been a thaw before – Today, a strong southwest gale blew away the murky fogs of yesterday - the sunlit earth has that silvery quality that only comes with March, the air has a new elasticity, and the clouds sweeping across the sky, a March quality – The world is suddenly re-created and young –

Charles Burchfield, March. 6, 1934 

 

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