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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Philip Clarkson Elliott

    Philip Clarkson Elliott

    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 H. Nicholls

    Burr H. Nicholls

    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

    Sally Cook

    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.