Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), An April Mood, 1946-1955; watercolor and charcoal on joined paper, 40 x 58 inches; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Purchase, with partial funds from Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence A. Fleischman, 55.39
Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, April 16, 1949
Friday, March 29, 2013
Working on ‘Good Friday Mood’ with great gusto and assurance. A bitter mood. (I think I shall give it a non-committal title such as ‘April Mood’ –). At the end of the day asked B [Bertha] out to see it. She liked it—thought it was almost frightening.
Charles E. Burchfield, April 16, 1943
Read Nancy Weekly's blog post about Burchfield's An April Mood at www.BurchfieldPenney.org. This painting is on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City as part of American Legends: From Calder to O'Keeffe which opened on December 22, 2012 and is ongoing. Learn more at www.Whitney.org.