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), Gnarled Tree, 1917; watercolor, gouache and graphite on paper, 20 x 14 inches, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of Sylvia L. Rosen, 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Untitled (Hilltops), ca. 1920s; watercolor and pencil on paper, 21 x 30 inches; Purchased with support from Gary & Willow Brost, John & Carol Kociela, Cindy A. & Francis Letro, Monica Angle & Sam Magavern,  Shelley & Ken Drake, Rita Argen Auerbach,  James & Joy Brandys, Monica Angle & Sam Magavern, Jim & Joy Brandys, Joan & Gary Crosby, John & Candi Darby, Carol E. Heckman, Peter Heffley, Gina & Erik O’Neill, Ann Peruzzini, and Paula Joy Reinhold & John Reinhold, 2016
    • Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Grain Elevators, 1932-38; oil on canvas mounted on board, 40 x 66 inches; Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of the Burchfield Foundation, 1974
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