Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Mid-June, 1917-1944; watercolor on paper mounted on Masonite, 36 x 48 inches, sheet, 41 ½ x 53 ½ x 1 3/8 inches, framed; Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York Charles W. Goodyear Fund, 1946 1946:1
Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, Vol. 49, August 10, 1948
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Aug. 10 - (Tues.).
About noon Harold Olmsted & his son-in-law Roderick in for a visit. Showed them some recent work—H’s enthusiasm was very pleasant to hear. He recited to me the gist of a letter he wrote (but did not send) to the New Yorker critic (who had criticized adversely my new expressions) which was about as nice a tribute as I ever have received from anyone. One thing he wrote was that had I never painted such a thing as my “Mid-June” the world would have lost much.
Letters to Joe Louise & Fred. – which about accounts for the day.
Evening B & I to Hippodrome to see “Mr. Blanding builds his dream house.”—a well done amusing picture, but somehow not universal in its appeal,— that is, so many of us are not in the $15,000 a year income class & will never be building a dream house of the sort they built.
Charles E. Burchfield, August 10, 1948