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.
Abram Raphael Beck (1858-1947) was an artist and teacher. He designed the logo for the Pan-American Exposition in 1901 and painted murals for many public buildings in Western New York.
Sally Cook is a painter and poet who was born in Buffalo N.Y. She was active in the Abstract Experssionist moviement in New York in the 1960s and is now based in Silver Creek, N.Y.
Lawrence Calcagno was born in San Francisco, CA in 1913. His paintings, whose language derive from elements of nature, range from abstract landscapes to free-form abstract expressionism.