Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Blue Lake, 1938; watercolor on paper, 18 x 26 inches; Bernadine K. Sherman Bequest, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA.
Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, Vol. 41, November 23, 1938
Saturday, November 23, 2019
The other day my Ekman book on Sibelius came. I find it interesting in many ways. It has a fine portrait of him on the front.
I find a few parallels in our careers. He lost his father at 2 1/2 (I at 4) — he was deeply interested in Nature lore as a boy, and collected butterflies etc.
Interesting to know is that as a young man, he saw tones in terms of colors.
—Charles E. Burchfield, November 23, 1915