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George Bickles

 (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   ...  Displaying 750 of 1476 characters.

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