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George Sanders Bickerstaff
Untitled (Smoke Tree; Palm Springs), c. 1930

c. 1930

$3,200

About

Provenance On consignment with the gallery from a Pasadena, California corporate collection. The painting was displayed at Mutual Savings and Loan on Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena. A 1955 photo showing Bickerstaff paintings on display at the same Mutual Savings and Loan office in Pasadena is available through the Pasadena Museum of History's library. Label on verso: Mutual Savings No. 3107 Description This painting is untitled, however, the landscape appears to be of California's Palm Springs Desert area with a scattering of smoke trees and tumbleweeds. Bickerstaff primarily painted plein air scenes of California's pristine landscapes. The desert was among his favorite subjects. Biography Landscape painter, George Bickerstaff (April 12, 1893, Marianna, Arkansas - July 12, 1954, Ukiah, California) was primarily a self-taught artist except for a brief period at the Art Institute of Chicago. He led a peripatetic existence before moving to California in 1922. His early years were spent in San Diego, Los Angeles, and Van Nuys. He exhibited often in the latter with Paul Lauritz. A prolific oil painter of mountain and desert scenes, his landscapes often include eucalypti as well as rolling hills of California wildflowers. Occasionally, he painted seascapes, still lifes, and western and Indian scenes. He was adept at promoting his own work and sold many of them to decorate hotel lobbies, hospitals, mortuaries, and rest homes. Resource AskART from interview recorded on CD of George Sanders Bickerstaff by Elmer E. Taylor Exhibitions "Aspects of Life: The Art of Observation," American Legacy Fine Arts Satellite Gallery at the Arroyo Chop House, Pasadena, California, May 10 - October 11, 2016 Publications Artists in California: 1786-1940 (2 Volumes) by Edan Milton Hughes; page 1249; published 2002 Who Was Who In American Art, 1564-1975 by Peter Hastings Falk; page 3424; published 1999 Painters of the Desert (Exhibition Catalogue) by Jim Willoughby; page 54; published 1998

Details

  • Creator
    George Sanders Bickerstaff (1893 - 1954, American)
  • Creation Year
    c. 1930
  • Dimensions
    Height: 24 in. (60.96 cm)Width: 30 in. (76.2 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Pasadena, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: GSB-00021stDibs: LU58831964143

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