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

    • Joseph Piccillo , Study, 2009; oil and mixed media on canvas, 60 1/4 x 48 1/8 inches; Gift of the Artist, 2016
    • Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Snow Patterns, 1920; watercolor on paper, 15 1/2 x 31 1/4 inches
Burchfield Penney Art Center, Purchased with funds donated by Carol & John Kociela, Anthony Bannon & Elizabeth Stewart, Laurie Brosnahan, Robert M.  & Mary Ann Budin,  Adrian F. Dedecker III & Clotilde P. Dedecker, Eugene L. Gaier, Peter J. Heffley, William J. & Linda Maggio, Carolyn Morris-Hunt & Timothy Hunt, Scott Propeack & Heidi Freedman, Zack Schneider & Vogt Family Foundation, Rachel & Scott Stenclik, Peter Vukelic, and Nancy Weekly, 2015
    • Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Still Life - Scrap Iron, 1929; watercolor and charcoal on paper, 21 5/8 x 29 5/8 inches (Frame: 27 x 35 x 1 1/2 inches); The Charles Rand Penney Collection of Work by Charles E. Burchfield, 1994
    • 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
    • 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
    • Richard Huntington b. 1936, Some Skin (from the series "Beauty Rules"), 1996; acrylic on canvas, 37 3/8 x 43 ½ inches; frame: 38 5/8 x 45 inches; Purchased with funds donated by Cindy and Francis Letro
    • Kate Doody (b. 1978), Blue Zig-Zag, 2008; Ceramic and Flocking, 14 x 12 x 2 ½ inches; Gift of Artist, 2015
    • Molly Peters 1988, Niagara, 2013; archival pigment print on Canson Platine paper 1/6, 17 x 25 inches; Gift of Anthony Bannon and Scott Propeack in Memory of Shawn Hewitt, 2015
    • David Schirm

      David Schirm

      David Schirm is professor and head of the painting program at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he has taught in varying capacities since 1985.

    • 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

    • Craig LaRotonda

      Craig LaRotonda

      Craig LaRotonda is a painter, sculptor, and illustrator born and raised in Buffalo.