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.
Philip Clarkson Elliott (1903-1985) was a noted Buffalo, N.Y. painter, photographer, teacher, and lecturer known for his modern industrial landscapes, marine scenes, and cityscapes.
Burr Halliday Nicholls was a Lockport, New York native who studied with Lars Gustaf Sellstedt in Buffalo, then went to Paris with Frank C. Penfold and studied at the atelier of Carolus-Duran.
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.