Virginia Cuthbert (1908-2001), City Street, ca. 1944; oil on canvas, 40 x 29 inches; Private Collection
18th Annual Western New York Exhibition, Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, March 5-April 6, 1952. (cat. no. 33, Awarded the J. N. Adams & Co. Prize)
The varying ceiling heights in the Burchfield Penney lobby were inspired by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, who often used this signature element in the Prairie houses he designed-including the nearby Darwin D. Martin House.