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