Philip Isaacson, Maine Sunday Telegram, May 11, 1986

Cornell, after two years of work, has just completed and installed a 22-foot series of paintings entitled “The Four Seasons.” …In this age, the panels are an exceptional achievement in figurative art. Sensual, voluptuous, ripe – not as muscled as Michelangelo, not as full-blown as Rubens – Cornell’s figures demonstrate his pursuit of the classical goal.