Schwanekamp and Lankes visit Burchfield-Penney

Keep Alley, 1925

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.

New Hampshire title page

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.

Frost's New Hampshire on display

Schwanekamp prints on display


More information about the exhibit can be found at the Burchfield-Penney web site at:

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