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John Pike

 (1911 - 1979)
John Pike was active/lived in Wisconsin, New York, Massachusetts.  John Pike is known for sea-landscape, illustrator, genre.

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Artist Bulletins for John Pike

12 archived bulletin(s) below.    (Note:  Bulletins are no longer updatable as of 2015.)

Have personalize watercolor lesson for John Holley
David Holley (02/18/2013)
Forty some years ago I drove my father to John's home in Woodstock. John gave my father a personal watercolor lesson. I just watched and played with his three legged dog "Step an a half" My father also attended one of his group classes at a later time. I still have all the personalize painting lessions showing my father how he could have made his paintings better. Over the years he did many paintings for my family from Lake Placid. All I can remember is John had a wonderful sense of humor and a joyous view of life. What a great joy to be around.

John Pike
Jeri Canfield (09/23/2009)
David, I may be able to get the name of the birch tree painting. I believe I may have one of his books that has that print in it. Anne, It is so nice to hear from you. My uncle and your great grandfather were close friends and often traveled together.

John Pike
David (07/21/2009)
I have an orginal John Pike painting that my father gave to me before he passed away. The is shown in the John Pike paints watercolors book inside on the title page. It is two birch trees . Doe anyone know what the name of the picture is? Thanks

The real John Pike
Anne (01/20/2009)
Hello, I ran across this thread and thought I would give some input as to who John Pike was. He was my great-grandfather and died in 1979. His full name was John Albert Pike. There is a very thorough biography of him at the website for the business he started, which is still run by the family. The address is:, then click on "about the artist." Jay Scott Pike is no relation and to our knowledge has nothing to do with John Albert Pike. If you have a painting, etc, that you wish to have assessed/authenticated, your best bet is to contact Sotheby's, as this is the art house that he used to sell his work. The company does not do assessments. Hope this helped everyone, good luck with your John Pike paintings!

john pike painting
maya (10/06/2008)
my mother has given me a painting of a woman sitting in the windowsill and it is signed john pike and it looks lke he made the frame also. would love info on it

John Pike & Ringling School of Art
Jeri Canfield (09/29/2008)
To Steven Jorda, My uncle also studied with Pike at Woodstock and abroad. His name was Earl Canfield. Did you know him? I do have some of his paintings that were willed to me by my uncle, but I won't be giving them up anytime soon. There is one that may have been lost in the esatate that I would like to locate. It was a Happy Birthday painting that was painted of my uncle when they celebrated his birthday in Italy together. To Jay Scott Pike, I too attended Ringling School of Art class of 1978, that is where I became a fan of John Pikes.

John Pike alive?
L Seem (09/12/2008)
Looks strange to see John Pike speaking today.

John Pike and me
Jay Scott Pike (11/18/2006)
Yes,I did the charcoal sketch that Mr. Christe nsen wondered about. And I also did the painting of the pipesmoking father with the model plane and his son with the shaver at Christmas. That wasdone in art school in 1949 (Ringling)

John Pike Watercolor
maryanne west (09/11/2006)
I acquired a Pike watercolor in the 70's in an exchange of goods. It is of a black woman and child caught in a storm on the beach. I wonder if anyone could shed some light on this?

John Pike painting
Sharon Jacobs (04/07/2006)
I have acquired a watercolor by John Pike..showing a man in like a clearing in the woods, with a young boy with a coon skin cap and small rifle..dressed in buckskin,,with fringe on the sleeves...anybody know anything about this painting? Age, year painted..any info would be appreciated...have no knowledge of the painter himself..Thanks for any help...Sharon

John Pike
Julia (02/16/2006)
I have painting painting done by John Pike, I would like to know how to go about finding out are they orignals. They were given to a lady in the early 1950s. If anyone can help me, please don't hestitate to e-mail me. Thanks a million Julia

JIM (05/14/2004)
About my art. I was employed by the Playboy Club/Hotel in Great Gorge, New Jersey during 1972 and part of 1973. Great Gorge is very close, geographically speaking, to Woodstock New York. There was an art studio operating in the grand mall of the hotel. I was quite taken with a particular nude charcoal that was displayed in the window of the studio. When I inquired as to it's price, I was informed that it was already sold. The proprietor informed me that the artist would be more than happy to commission another similar work on my behalf. He further stated that I had the option of letting the artist create his own vision, or if I chose, the artist would be happy to work from a photograph. Since I had a lovely girl friend at the time, I decided to exercise the second option. The finished work was stunning! I was thrilled with the artists ability to capture the subtle essence of the subject from a photo. It's not the Mona Lisa but it is beautiful. Needless to say, the picture has great sentimental value to me. After all these years, and with the power of the Internet, I decided to see if I could learn about the artist and weather or not he ever achieved any prominence in the art world. He signed my piece Jay Scott Pike, but I am sure he and John Pike are one and the same. I will be happy to furnish an online digital photo of the piece to anyone who may be interested in viewing it. I thank all of you for taking the time to read this and would be most happy for any feedback you may wish to supply me. Sincerely: J.R. Christensen

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