Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), The Four Seasons, 1949-1960; watercolor on joined paper mounted on board, 55 7/8 X 47 7/8 inches; Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Festival of Arts Purchase Fund 1961-2-1
Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, August 27, 1914
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
These mornings seem to belong to no particular season—neither summer winter spring nor autumn. They are wonderful creations. Neither are they the compound of the four seasons tho all are represented in our imagination. There is something else in them, which makes them different from all others. I have this feeling all thru the autumn, especially when I am in the city. Were I afield, no doubt the autumnal colors would give me the impression of the fall—we do not see them in the city.