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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

 
  • Cindy Sherman (b. 1954), Untitled, 2010/2012; chromogenic color print, Image: 34 x 23 ¼ inches; frame: 35 x 24 ¼ inches; Gift of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York
  • Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Drive-way in Winter, 1946; watercolor on paper, 29 x 25 inches; Purchased with support from Monica Angle & Sam Magavern, James & Joy Brandys, Gary & Willow Brost, Margaret & Paul Candino, Joan & Gary Crosby, James & Maryruth Glogowski, Carol & John Kociela, Steve Lakomy & Cheryl Lyles, Gina & Erik O'Neil, Paula & John Reinhold, Janet & Richard Wetter, and Wayne & Janet Wisbaum. Image from the Burchfield Penney Art Center Archives.
  • Charles Rohlfs (1853-1936), Candlestick (Buffalo, NY), 1901; oak, copper, 10 x 9 x 7 1/4 inches; Burchfield Penney Art Center, Purchased with support from Scott Goldman D.M.D., 2017
  • Harvey K. Littleton (1922–2013), Arc, from the Topological Geometry Series, 1987; 2-piece hot-glass sculpture, overall approx. 15 x 11 x 4 ¼ inches (dimensions variable) Large piece: 15 x 9 x 4 ¼ inches; small piece: 7 3/8 x 4 1/8 x 2 3/8 inches; Gift of Stanford and Judith Lipsey
  • James G. Pappas (b. 1937), Untitled (#9), 2003; acrylic on canvas, 32 x 32 inches; frame: 33 3/4 x 33 3/4 inches; Gift of the artist, 2017
  • Karl Heerdt (b. 1962), American Falls Study, 2013; oil on canvas, 11 x 14 inches; frame: 16 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches; Gift of John and Carol Kociela, 2017
  • Lars Gustaf Sellstedt (1819-1911), Sunset with Trees, 1901; oil on canvas, 14 1/4 x 12 inches; frame: 23 x 20 inches; Gift of John and Carol Kociela, 2017
  • Nancy Dwyer (b. 1954), Welcome, 2016; Silkscreen on fabricated powder-coated aluminum, AP 1/1, edition of five total, 24 x 36 x 2 inches; Gift of the artist, 2017
  • Sylvia L. Rosen

    Sylvia L. Rosen

    Sylvia Rosen is a ceramic artist, educator, and philanthropist. In 1987, she and her husband created the Sylvia L. Rosen Endowment for Fine Arts in the Craft Media at the Burchfield Penney.more

  • 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

  • Barbara J. Murak

    Barbara J. Murak

    Barbara J. Murak is a mixed-media fiber artist based in Getzville, NY.