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

 
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Karl Heerdt , 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
  • 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

  • Pamela Glick

    Pamela Glick

    Pam Glick was formally trained at the Rhode Island School of Design where she received a BA in painting. Glick was widely exhibited during the 1980s and 1990s, most notably in New York City...

  • Wilhelmina Godfrey

    Wilhelmina Godfrey

    Born in Philadelphia, but raised and educated in Buffalo, Wilhelmina Godfrey was a painter, weaver, printmaker, teacher, crafts consultant and writer.