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

 
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Anne Currier (b. 1950), Reflection II, 2012; glazed ceramic, 13 x 26 x 19 inches; Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of Carolyn Morris-Hunt and Timothy Hunt, 2018
  • 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
  • Ellen Carey b. 1952, Pull XL, 2004; Polaroid 40 X 80 Color Positive and Negative, Dye-diffusion transfer prints-Unique, 128 inches x 44 inches each; Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of the Artist in memory of her parents and brother, Courtesy of Nina Freudenheim (Buffalo, NY), Jayne H. Baum (New York, NY), M+B (Los Angeles, CA), Yossi Milo Gallery, (New York, NY), 2017
  • 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
  • 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
  • Evelyn Rumsey Cary

    Evelyn Rumsey Cary

    Evelyn Rumsey Cary (1855-1924) was a painter and patron of the arts. The official emblem of the Pan-American Exposition, “The Spirit of Niagara,” is perhaps her best-known work. Shemore

  • Lars Gustaf Sellstedt

    Lars Gustaf Sellstedt

    A major supporter of Buffalo's cultural scene, Lars Sellstedt was one of the founders of the Buffalo Fine Arts Academy in 1862, and later authored the definitive volume Art in Buffalo (1910).

  • Seymour Drumlevitch

    Seymour Drumlevitch

    Seymour Drumlevitch (1923-1989) was a painter. He was born in Brooklyn and attended the High School of Music and Art in Manhattan. He later studied at the New School for Social Research in New York,more