Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Sweet Pea Mood, 1917 (reworked 1954-55); watercolor and crayon on paper laid down on board, 23 1/2 x 33 1/2 inches; Image from the Burchfield Penney Art Center Archives
Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, July 25, 1949
Saturday, July 25, 2020
Another thunderstorm in the night.
First light of dawn at 3:00.
A.M. drive to “Minnesota Point”—Sand–dunes—finding the wild sweet peas of my childhood.
Evening dinner with the Millers. We liked Mrs. M. at once. She is of Finnish descent & a great admirer of Sibelius. Their apartment unique & attractive (High & pointed gable with painted beams. Modern furniture. Mrs. M. served a delicious Swiss steak. Afterwards music on a player that Dr. Miller had assembled himself. Sibelius 5th Symphony on a long–playing record—a thunderstorm came up while it was playing—a fine effect. Interesting discussions.
Charles E. Burchfield, July 25, 1949
He taught Summer Session at the University of Minnesota, Duluth Branch, July 25-August 27, 1949.