Among the original works of art held in the Rare Book Room of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library are items by local artists William J. Schwanekamp (1893-1970) and J. J. Lankes (1884-1960). Their masterful prints are held in institutions around the globe and they maintain stellar reputations in the art world today.
The Rare Book Room recently loaned out several items from its collection, including copies of the Robert Frost book, New Hampshire, illustrated by Lankes, and prints from the ‘Buffalo Alley’ series of etchings by Schwanekamp, to the Burchfield-Penney Art Center on the Buffalo State campus. The informative and well-designed exhibit runs through October 2nd, and is a must-see for fans of local art and culture.
More information about the exhibit can be found at the Burchfield-Penney web site at: http://www.burchfieldpenney.org/?select=exhibitions&data=exhibitions