|Florence Tricker (from a Woodmere Art Gallery exhibit catalog An Invited Exhibition by Eight Pennsylvania Artists in February of 1963)|
Florence Tricker was born in Philadelphia and received scholarships at the Philadelphia School of Design (Moore Institute) and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She also studied at the Tiffany Foundation, Oyster Bay, N.Y. and the Graphic Sketch Club, Philadelphia. Her teachers were painters Fred Wagner, Daniel Garber, Henry B. Snell, Elliot Daignerfield, William Lathrop and sculptors Albert Laessle, Charles Grafly and Samuel Murray.
solo in St. Petersburg and Tampa, Fl; Kennebunkport, Maine; Gloucester, Mass; the Philadelphia Art Alliance; the Women's University Club, the Plastic Club Philadelphia; and Swarthmore and Lansdowne, Penn. Her work was included in general exhibitions at the National Academy of Design, New York; the Albright Art Gallery in Buffalo, N.Y.; Baltimore Water Color Club, Wilmington Del., six in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania, the Art Museum of Memphis, Tenn. and Laguna Beach, Cal. among others.
Awards : Prizes for watercolor, the Plastic Club, Philadelphia in 1948-1949 and the Silver Medal in 1950.
Gold Medal Graphic Sketch Club and various honorable mentions.
She decorated the children's ward of the Hospital in Stroudsburg, Pa.
Miss Tricker was the chairman of exhibitions at the Plastic Club, Philadelphia, for seven years, a former member of the Exhibition Committe of Woodmere Art Gallery, lived for 15 years in New York where she conducted a Studio Gallery on 57th Street and most recently has been abroad where she has solo exhibitions in Taormina, Sicily; Granada, Spain, and Oslo Norway.