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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), November Storm, 1950; watercolor on paper, 26 x 40 inches; Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Sherlock A. Herrick, Jr., 2001

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), November Storm, 1950; watercolor on paper, 26 x 40 inches; Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Sherlock A. Herrick, Jr., 2001

Charles E. Burchfield, Journals November 5, 1946

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Evening – to Meibohm’s.

A pleasant, but rather intense evening. Intense because all of them had so many things they wanted to show.

Walter had books he had bought in Europe – 18 & 19th century illustrated books (steel engraved hand colored) which the firm he works for in N.Y. use for pictures framed for their trade – One of hummingbirds especially fine. Also some oil paintings done by German war prisoner artists – These I did not care very much for – they seemed too mediocre and fumbling.

Edna showed some of her child pupil’s pictures – very interesting.

The subtle conflict between Walter & his father.

The modern version of “stereopticon views” – spatial realism very startling.

Mrs. Meibohm served a delicious lunch – a salad formed in a ring, with whipped jello and aspic, filled with fruit & nuts, etc., and balls of a fine white cheese – coffee, crackers & sweet cakes.

We stayed until 1:00. Home at 1:30, B stays up until 3:30 packing.

Charles E. Burchfield, November 5, 1946

 

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