The Collection

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    Building on Burchfield

    The Burchfield Penney Art Center's permanent collection spans the late 19th century through today, and includes the world's largest collection of works by acclaimed watercolorist Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), as well as the artist's journals, which provide unique insight into his style and process. The permanent collection also includes work from more than 800 other artists who, like Burchfield, are indelibly connected to the Western New York landscape. 

    To learn more about our permanent collection, we invite you to visit the Burchfield Penney

     
    • Charles E. Burchfield

      Watercolorist Charles Ephraim Burchfield (1893-1967) is one of America's most original artists. Best known for his romantic, often fantastic depictions of nature, Burchfield developed a unique stylemore

    • Patricia Layman Bazelon

      Patricia Layman Bazelon (1933-1995) was a photographer who is especially known for her images of Buffalo, New York’s abandoned industrial architecture.

    • Alberto Rey

      Alberto Rey is a Cuban-born, Western New York-based painter and filmmaker.