Explore some paintings in our collection below.

78 Lightening Division at Thiaucourt, France, 1918

Oil on Canvas

This piece depicts a group of World War I soldiers on horseback in the town of Thiaucourt, France, most likely illustrating the remains of the town during or after the Battle of Saint-Mihiel. Clement Beuchat was born in Buffalo, NY on March 28, 1891. He attended the Buffalo Fine Arts Academy and eventually joined the New York National Guard 78th Division.

Elephant Joe’s Sign Shop

Oil on Canvas

This painting was done by Joe Josephs in commemoration of the dedication of his sign shop in June 1869, located on Exchange Street near Washington. Josephs referred to this painting as a “souvenir of old Buffalo.”

Fletcher’s Furnace

Oil on Canvas

Fletcher’s Furnace was built in 1864 by Pratt and Company, which was originally Buffalo Iron and Nail Works, the first rolling mill built in Buffalo. The furnace was painted in 1876 by Buffalo artist, Hamilton Hamilton, in a departure from his romantic work usually associated with this period.

Horseshoe Falls and Niagara Gorge

Oil on Canvas

Abram Raphael Beck was a Western New York painter, illustrator, and sculptor. He is well-known as the creator of the official emblem of the Pan-American Exposition.

Meyer Malt Grain Elevators

Oil on Masonite

Rix Jennings was a Western New York painter, commercial illustrator, and teacher. The George Meyer Malt were located at 1314 Niagara Street. Built in 1953, this was the largest barley malting operation on the east coast.

Old Chippewa Market 1897

Oil on Canvas

Eugenie Hauenstein was a local artist who studied at the Buffalo Fine Arts Academy and was a member of several art organizations throughout Buffalo. The Washington Market, more popularly known as the Chippewa Market, opened in 1856 on the corner of Washington and Chippewa Streets. When it closed in 1865 it was the oldest outdoor farmer’s market in Western New York.

Tow Leaving Buffalo Harbor

Oil on Canvas

Amos W. Sangster, born in Kingston, Ontario, moved to Buffalo at a young age. An accomplished painter and etcher, Sangster acknowledged receiving only one formal lesson. He was a charter member and first President of the Buffalo Society of Artists.

W.P.A. Workers

Oil on Canvas

Burns was an artist by day and a steelworker by night at the Bethlehem Steel Plant in Lackawanna. He studied at the Art Institute of Buffalo and was awarded a Guggenheim Memorial Foundation post-military service fellowship in 1945.

Western New York Panorama

Acrylic on Canvas

James C. Litz began painting in 1982 with no formal training, focusing on scenes that have meaning to his life, particularly Western New York landmarks. His bright colors and exuberant style captured the energy of a Buffalo summer as the region looks forward to a new century.

The Johnson Cottage

Oil on Canvas

The painting was commissioned by the owner of the cottage, Ebenezer Johnson. Doctor Johnson was the first Mayor of Buffalo, upon the city’s incorporation in June 1832.