(late 19th/early 20th century)
George Alexander Bickles was active/lived in New York. George Bickles is known for painting.
Biography George Bickles
The following was published in American Missionary 41(6):159, June 1887:
THE COLOR LINE IN ART.-The Art Students' League of New York recently admitted to its membership Mr. Geo. Alex. Bickles, a colored youth of nineteen years. He is the first colored student ever admitted to the League. A few of the students were inclined to be angry because he was admitted. They wanted to draw the color line. They tried to work up a feeling of antagonism against the management. They called a meeting of the students, introduced a series of resolutions against the admission of colored students, but they were ingloriously defeated. To add to their chagrin, they were informed that even had their resolutions passed, t
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