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

    • Martha Visser't Hooft (1906-1994), Incinerator (from the series Pollution), 1970; acrylic on canvas, 50 x 36 inches, canvas; 51 ¼ x 37 ¼ inches, framed; Gift of Robert and Evie Miller
    • Joseph Piccillo , Study, 2009; oil and mixed media on canvas, 60 1/4 x 48 1/8 inches; Gift of the Artist, 2016
    • Claire Shuttleworth (1867-1930), Panoramic View of Greater Falls Area, c. 1910-1920; oil on canvas, 24 x 28 7/8 inches; framed 32 3/4 x 37 3/4 x 2 5/8 inches; Gift of John and Carol Kociela in honor of Jeffrey Thier and Grant Paulsen, 2016
    • Virginia Cuthbert (1908-2001), The Birthday Party, 1956-57; oil on canvas, 30 x 41 7/8 inches (Frame: 32 3/8 x 44 inches); Collection of the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of Charles Rand Penney
    • Patrick Willett (b. 1956), Urnes Cicada, 2013; Watercolor on Arches Aquarelle rag paper, 22 ½ x 30 inches; Gift of the Artist in Honor of Terese, Allyson, Lauren, Patrick and Catherine Willett, 2015
    • Kate Doody (b. 1978), Blue Zig-Zag, 2008; Ceramic and Flocking, 14 x 12 x 2 ½ inches; Gift of Artist, 2015
    • Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Gnarled Tree, 1917; watercolor, gouache and graphite on paper, 20 x 14 inches, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of Sylvia L. Rosen, 2016
    • Adam Weekley (b. 1975), Time for Something Sweet, 2007; Nine fabric beehives, bear suit, mirror, butterscotch candy, wooded strands, Astroturf, and other mixed media, dimensions variable site specific installation, Bear suit: 72 x 26 x 20 in.; mirror: 58 ¾ x 20 5/8 x 19 ¾ in.; 9 beehives on stools: 31 ½ x 16 ½ x 15 in. each; Collection of Burchfield Penney Art Center, Purchased with funds from Collectors Club, 2016
    • Michael Bosworth

      Michael Bosworth

      Michael Bosworth is an artist and educator based in Buffalo, NY. Bosworth received his MFA in photography from the University of New Mexico, a BFA in Art and a BA in English from the University atmore

    • Charles E. Burchfield

      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

    • Roland Wise

      Roland Wise

      Roland Wise was a painter and professor of fine arts at Buffalo State College for more than 35 years, retiring in 1992.