Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Nighthawks at Twilight, 1917-49; watercolor on joined paper, 33 1/2 x 47 inches; Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, Michigan, Gift of the Viola E. Bray Charitable Trust, 1964.3
Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, Vol. 50b, August 22, 1949
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Evening – Picnic on Lake Shore with Alspachs — they brought along fried chicken, & wieners which we roasted over a fire. – Wonderful sunset clouds – a storm to the north, A & I looking for agates -. As we were eating & twilight settled down, hundreds of night-hawks came, flying low over the lake after insects. A beautiful sight.
Charles E. Burchfield, August 22, 1949