Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), In the Glen, 1915; ink and graphite on paper with wood splinter used as a drawing tool, 10 3/8 x 16 5/8 inches; Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of Charles Rand Penney, 1994
Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, April 27, 1939
Thursday, April 25, 2013
To Letchworth Park--
Parks, which have been set aside because they comprise natural wonders, and imposing views, are hopelessly banal. And your mediocre-minded persons who usually control such places inevitably emphasize the banality by stupidly sentimental titles or names for the spots where you can see views...
I am happiest in a spot that has never been "discovered" by a park enthusiast, and which would never appeal to him, if he saw it a hundred times.
Charles Burchfield, April 27, 1939