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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Night Scene with Clouds, 1929; watercolor on paper, 18 1/8 x 26 1/4 inches; Collection of the Whitney Museum of Art, image from the Burchfield Penney Art Center Archives

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Night Scene with Clouds, 1929; watercolor on paper, 18 1/8 x 26 1/4 inches; Collection of the Whitney Museum of Art, image from the Burchfield Penney Art Center Archives

Charles Burchfield, Journals, June 11, 1936

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

A.M. Record (Overture to Samson by Handel) in the mail. A grand powerful expression.

Noon. The distressing news from Gramophone shop that the Siberian records cannot now be imported, but will be re-pressed later by Victor Co.

A dark [somber] day; cooler, and a fine wind-driven misty rain at intervals. Feathery, ragged tops of young elms black green against the sky. Such days seem more intimate somehow.

Pursued by depressing moods all day. At times I wondered whether I really got over my trouble.

Evening, Robert Blair out with new things. An evening of stimulating interchange of thoughts. I liked his new things, and it was good for me to have a young man in the first flush of his love for art talk to me, which he did shyly, and with difficulty, betokening his sincerity.

Charles E. Burchfield, June 11, 1936

 

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