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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Untitled (Landscape with Trees and Telegraph Poles), June 1914; watercolor, gouache, and graphite on paper, 6 5/8 x 9 1/2 inches; Image from the Burchfield Penney Art Center Archives

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Untitled (Landscape with Trees and Telegraph Poles), June 1914; watercolor, gouache, and graphite on paper, 6 5/8 x 9 1/2 inches; Image from the Burchfield Penney Art Center Archives

Charles E. Burchfield, Journals October 8, 1914.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Wonderful mellow October days. Spring.

Keller is most natural. Yesterday while criticizing me he turned his head suddenly and asked “Is there a dirty spot on my nose?”

A short talk with Wilcox yesterday. When I told him I thought modelling would do me more good than costume design he said it depended on what I wanted to be. An illustrator? he asked. “Not ultimately” I said “I really want to paint.” “Oh” he said “you want to be an artist. You’re crazy too like some of the rest of us?” It did more good than anything I have had yet since I came up.

Charles E. Burchfield, October 8, 1914.

 

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