Charles Rand Penney papers, ca. 1955-1994

Penney, Charles Rand, b. 1923 d. 2010
Active in Lockport, N.Y.

Collection size: 22.6 linear ft.

Collection Summary: Art collection files arranged alphabetically by name of artist, consisting of correspondence, financial records, clippings, printed material, and photographs pertaining to modern and contemporary paintings, sculpture, prints, and photographs (European and American) represented or formerly represented in the Charles Rand Penney Collection; and 20 exhibition catalogs, 1966-1991, relating to the Collection. The records do not include Penney's files relating to Charles Burchfield, Western New York state artists, or objects from the Arts and Crafts movement.

Artists include: Robert Adams, Roy Ahlgren, Harold Altman, Horst Antes, Richard Anuszkiewicz, Karel Appel, Kenneth Armitage, John Taylor Arms, Jean Arp, John James Audubon, George C. Ault, Wilton Avery, Michael Ayrton, Peggy Bacon, Enrico Baj, Will Barnet, Lionel Barrymore, Bartlett Prints, Leonard Baskin, George Bellows, Thomas Hart Benton, Harry Bertoia, George Biddle, Max Bill, Isabel Bishop, Oscar Bluemner, Paolo Boni, Martyn T. Boon, Bernard Brussel-Smith, Pol Bury, Reginald Butler, Paul Cadmus, Alexander Calder,Vincent Canade, Anthony Caro, Federico Castellon, George Catlin, Lynn Chadwick, Asa Cheffetz, Jean Cocteau, Timothy Cole, Steve Conley, Clyde Connell, Pietro Consagra, Howard Norton Cook, Guillaume B. Corneille, Currier and Ives Prints.

Also, Salvador Dali, Hubert Dalwood, Arthur B. Davies, Lee B. Davis, Stuart Davis, Jose de Creeft, Adolf Dehn, Sonia Delauney, David Diao, Alexander Dobkin, Stevan Dohanes, Piero Dorazio, Jean Dubuffet, Marcel Duchamp, Mabel Dwight, Fritz Eichenberg, Louis M. Elshemius, Jimmy Ernst, Sorel Etrog, Philip Evergood,Helen Farr, Lyonel Feininger, Herbert Ferber, Ernest Fiene, Augustin Filipovic, Bruce Fink, David Finn, James M. Flagg, John B. Flannagan, Marian Ford, Sam Francis, Antonio Frasconi, Daniel C. French, R. Buckminster Fuller,Donald Furst, Wanda Gag, Emil Ganso, Paul Gedeohn, Alberto Giacometti, Diego Giacometti, David Gilhooly, Dorothy Gillespie, Gerald Gladstone, Robert Goodnough, Arshile Gorky, David Gottshall, Marie Gottshall, Morris Graves, Nancy S. Graves, Emilio Greco, Marion Greenwood, Red Grooms, George Grosz.

Also, Dimitri Hadzi, Samia A. Halaby, Henri J. Harpignies, Dieter Hastenfenfel, Stanley W. Hayter, Al Herbert, Robert Henri, Barbara Hepworth, Gottfried Honegger, Edward Hopper, Richard Hornaday, Peter Hurd, Jacques Hurtubise, Paul Jenkins, Jasper Johns, Wolf Kahn, Alex Katz, Henry Keller, Rockwell Kent, William King, Jonah Kinigstein, Lyman Kipp, Ronald B. Kitaj, Richard Klein, Franz Kline, Gabriel Kohn, Leon Kroll, Walt Kuhn, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Jean-Emile Laboureur, Gaston Lachaise, Leroy Lamus, Armin Landeck, Mauricio Lasansky, Fernand Leger, Jack Levine, Alexander Lieberman, Roy Lichtenstein, Richard Lindner, Seymour Lipton, Vincent Longo, Louis Lozowick,Adrian Lubbers, Luigi Lucioni, George B. Luks.

Also, Giuseppe Macri, Rene Magritte, Aristede Maillol, Manuel M. H. Manola, Paul Manship, Conrad Marca-Relli, Gerhard Marcks, John Marin, Marino Marini,Reginald Marsh, Ralph A. Massey, Roberto Matta, Jan Matulka, Bernard Meadows, Torino Miki, Kenneth Hays Miller, Joan Miro, Henry Moore, Robert Morris,Robert Motherwell, Shiko Munakata, Jerome Myers, Elie Nadelman, George Nakashima, Reuben Nakian, Nathaniel Neujean, Louise Nevelson, Isamu Noguchi, Sam Ogden, Kazuo Okazahi, Claes Oldenburg, George Ortman, Alfonso Ossorio, Jim Pallas, Robert A. Parker, Philip Pearstein, Beverly Pepper, Irene Rice Pereira, Pablo Picasso, Camille Pissarro, Jackson Pollock, Michael Ponce de Leon, Richard Pousette-Dart, Rudy O. Pozzatti.

Also, Man Ray, Frank K. M. Rehn, Philip Renteria, Germaine Richier, George Rickey, Larry Rivers, Boardman Robinson, Walter Rogalski, John Rogers, Arnold Ronnebeck, James Rosati, Niki Saint Phalle, Lucas Samaras, Juvenal Sanso, Louis Schanker, Oskar Schlemmer, Harry Seager, George Segal, Everett Shinn, Lewis C. Simpson, John Sloan, David Smith, Tony Smith, Sasson Soffer, Harumi Sonoyama, Pierre Soulages, Raphael Soyer, George Spaventa, Theodoros Stamos, Saul Steinberg, Frank Stella, Joseph Stella, John B. Storrs, Milkos Suba, Carol Summers, Don Swann, Peter Takal, James E. Taylor, Joe Tilson, Mark Tobey, Ernest Trova, Victor Vasarley, Charmion Von Wiegand, Abraham Walkowitz, Max Weber, David Weinrib, Stow Wengenroth, Frank N. Wilcox, Ulfert Wilke, James Wines, Nina Winkel, Isaac Witkins, N. C. Wyeth, Walter Yarwood, Marjorie S. Yoder, Mahonri M. Young, Jack Youngerman, Adja Yunkers, William Zorach, and Toronto 20 exhibition.

Biographical/Historical Note: Art collector; Lockport, N.Y. Born 1923. Penney collected modern and contemporary art. He amassed the largest collection of works by Charles Burchfield, which he donated in 1993, along with works by Western New York state artists and objects from the Arts and Crafts Movement, to the Burchfield Center, Buffalo, N.Y., which was renamed the Burchfield-Penney Center in his honor. The remainder of his collection consisted of works by modern and contemporary artists of national and international repute. He was guided in his purchases by Buffalo and New York City dealers James and Merle Goodman.

Donated 1993-1994 by Charles Rand Penney.

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Files relating to Western New York artists, Charles Burchfield, and American Arts and Crafts objects located at: Burchfield-Penney Center, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, N.Y.
Additional files relating to the Charles Rand Penney Foundation (1963-1976) located at: Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y.