Charles E. Burchfield in his own words

  • Charles Burchfield, Journals, June 4, 1935

    Thursday, June 6, 2019

    Last Wednesday evening—too family to movie, while I went to Harbor—A soft warm freshness—talking to the old man who lives I the houseboat—

  • CHarles E. Burchfield, Journals, June 5, 1916

    Wednesday, June 5, 2019

    The bigness of nature almost overwhelmed while I was out at Rocky River. Life seemed short for the stupendous work I am to accomplish —

  • Charles Burchfield, Journals, June 4, 1947

    Tuesday, June 4, 2019

     A beautiful clear morning - the sky cloudless – warm – the quietness – a far away train whistle. Started preliminary work on re-mounting the “Lilacs #2"...

  • Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, June 4, 1915

    Monday, June 3, 2019

    To room to keep engagement – It is postponed & Dan & I rush back to Lakeview Cemetery & ascend to Garfield monument to watch the afterglow – we decided the world was ours...

  • Charles Burchfield,Journals, June 2, 1951

    Sunday, June 2, 2019

    Morning – at very first light very faint chirping calls of birds (swallows?) Later robins and a red-bird.

  • Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, June 23, 1929

    Saturday, June 1, 2019

    After four daughters, Bertha Burchfield gave birth to a son, Charles Arthur, on June 1, 1929.  As was customary at the time, his father was jubilant to have a son.  Among his earliest impressions, Charles Burchfield associates his joy with the earth’s fecundity just after Summermore

  • Charles Burchfield, Journals, May 24, 915

    Friday, May 31, 2019

    Have just finished a new piece—a sunset in wind—sitting looking at it I wonder if I really knew I was doing it at the time—As I look I dream of the future—I see paintings before which people are so overcome they weep—

  • Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, May 21, 1945

    Thursday, May 30, 2019

    The full beauty of the dandelion is lost to the majority of people because of its infinite numbers.

  • Charles E. Burchfield, Journals May 29, 1915

    Wednesday, May 29, 2019

    A rainy morning – steady drip of rain, smoke straight up, blackbirds continuous calling faint warble of robin –

  • Charles Burchfield, Journals, May 28, 1916

    Tuesday, May 28, 2019

    A hazy stagnant day of thunderclouds & a storm – (To Glens) – A dense fog in valley – turned yellow by sunset –Fields are full of dandelion seed heads...