Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Gnarled Tree, 1917; watercolor, gouache and graphite on paper, 20 x 14 inches, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of Sylvia L. Rosen, 2016
Charles Burchfield, Journals, October 25, 1935
Friday, October 20, 2017
The other day when I saw Arthur in the willow tree, feet resting on one pliant branch, hands gripping another, swaying up & down, wind in his hair, I suddenly thought: “There! that it is — that’s what the “Cherry Tree” used to mean to me as a boy” I had forgotten!
Charles Burchfield, October 25, 1935