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 George Alexander Picken  (1898 - 1971)

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Lived/Active: New York/Massachusetts      Known for: sea-urban-landscape, genre and mural painting

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
George Picken studied at the Art Students League in New York as well as in Paris, France. He was a member of The American Artists Congress; American Society of Painters, Sculptors, and Gravers; An American Group; American Association of University Professors; Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors; "The Islanders"; National Society of Mural Painters; Society of American Graphic Artists; Society of Audubon Artists.

During his most creative and productive years while living in New York City he was among a very select stable of artists handled by the Frank Rehn Gallery. Those artists included Edward Hopper, Charles Burchfield, Alexander Brook, Henry Mattson, Reginald Marsh and other fine American artists.

George also taught at many distinguished institutions throughout his career, including:

Art Students League, New York, NY Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
Columbia University, New York, NY Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
Cooper Union, New York, NY Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA; Brooklyn Museum School, Brooklyn, NY Hartford University, West Hartford, CT

After George's death his son David Picken arranged for Ronald Pisano to handle George's estate. When Ronald died David Picken took over the responsibilities of the art estate.


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* 2005 Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
* 2001 Monique Goldstrom Gallery, New York, NY
* 1999, 2000 M B Modern, New York, NY
* 1999, 2000 D. Wigmore Fine Art, Inc., New York, NY
* 1971, 1967, 1963, 1960, 1954, 1952, 1949, 1947, 1945, 1942 Frank K.M. Rehn Galleries, New York, NY
* 1970 The Image Gallery, Stockbridge, MA
* 1970 Simon's Rock School, Great Barrington, MA
* 1970 St. Michael's College, Winooski, VT
* 1968 Grace Gallery, New York City Community College, Brooklyn, NY
* 1967, 1953, 1940 Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA
* 1966 Gallery One, Hillsdale, NY
* 1966 Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
* 1963 Rondo Gallery, Lenox, MA
* 1949 Cowie Galleries, Los Angeles, CA
* 1943 Kalamazoo Institute of Art, Kalamazoo, MI
* 1940, 1938, 1936, 1935 Marie Harriman Gallery, New York, NY
* 1932 Union College Library, Schnectady, NY
* 1932, 1928, 1924 The New York Public Library, New York, NY
* 1924 S.S. Carvalho Gallery, Plainfield, NJ

Source: with permission from David Picken, son of the artist

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