Nelson Norris Bickford
(1846 - 1943)
Nelson Norris Bickford was active/lived in New York, Quebec / Canada. Nelson Bickford is known for sculptor and painter-animals.
Long-lived painter and sculptor Nelson Norris Bickford was born in 1846, dying in 1943. He exhibited at the Armory Show in New York City in 1913. Bickford studied with Henri Lehmann at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and at the Academie Julian. From 1905-1931, Bickford was a guard in the sculpture galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York City, where his interest was piqued, and he evolved into a sculptor of animals.
Bickford, a frequent exhibitor at the National Academy of Design, New York City, showed his small oil painting, "In the Tuilleries Garden, Paris," 1881, there in 1882. The painting, Impressionist in its use and application of bright color, is now in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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