Artist Search
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z 

 Thomas Walter Pickard  (1865 - 1953)

About: Thomas Walter Pickard


Examples of his work  

Quick facts

Exhibits - current  



Book references

Magazine references pre-2007  

Discussion board

Signature Examples*

Buy and Sell: Thomas Walter Pickard
  For sale ads Auction results*  
  Wanted ads Auctions upcoming for him*  
  Dealers Auction sales graphs*  

What's my art worth?

Magazine ads pre-1998*  

Market Alert - Free

Lived/Active: Ohio/California/Michigan/Ontario / Canada      Known for: impressionist landscape painting

Login for full access
View AskART Services

*may require subscription

Available for Thomas Walter Pickard:

Quick facts (Styles, locations, mediums, teachers, subjects, geography, etc.) (Thomas Pickard)


Biographical information (Thomas Pickard)


Book references (Thomas Pickard)


Signature Examples* (Thomas Pickard)


Discussion board entries (Thomas Pickard)


Please send me Alert Updates for Thomas Walter Pickard (free)
What is an alert list?

Ad Code: 4
Thomas Walter Pickard
An example of work by Thomas Walter Pickard
Artwork images are copyright of the artist or assignee
This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Thomas Walter Pickard   1865-1953

Thomas Pickard was born in Galt, Waterloo, Ontario, the son of William and Ann Walter (Johns) Pickard. By 1890 he was living in Columbus, Ohio, where he became widely known in the carriage manufacturing business. His artistic education is unknown, but he was considered an extremely talented artist and kept a studio at his home. Local newspaper articles commented on his abilities and his obituary referred to him as “the dean of Ohio landscape artists”, although only local exhibition records were known.

His obituary comments that “for years he made annual pilgrimages to California, painting pictures enroute,” and that he “often visited his native Canada for the background of his winter scenes.” In an article written during a visit to California just prior to his death in 1953, Pickard comments on his ability to sell his work, stating; “The grandeur of nature cannot be improved upon.  There is no point in trying.  Therefore, artists should paint what they see, with imagination and feeling, of course.” 

The artist painted in oils exclusively and used a palette he made for himself at the age of 23 when he was in the buggy manufacturing business in Columbus, Ohio. Pickard was a charter member of the Pen and Pencil Club, a lifelong member of the Columbus Lodge of Elks and was a past president of the Columbus Newsboys Association.

The artist was visiting his sister in Detroit at the time of his death in August of 1953, where he succumbed to congestive heart failure after a fall. 

Submitted by Edward P. Bentley, Art Researcher, Greenville, Michigan

Biographical information from Census records, his Obituary, and the Long Beach Public Library.    

** If you discover credit omissions or have additional information to add, please let us know at
  go to top home | site map | site terms | AskART services & subscriptions | contact | about us
  copyright © 2000-2015 AskART all rights reserved ® AskART and Artists' Bluebook are registered trademarks

  A |  B |  C |  D-E |  F-G |  H |  I-K |  L |  M |  N-P |  Q-R |  S |  T-V |  W-Z  
  frequently searched artists 1, 2, more...  
  art appraisals, art for sale, auction records, misc artists