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Lot 46: Jesse Beard Rickly, (American; 1895 - 1975), St. Genevieve Landscape, Watercolor on paper, 14" x 9 3/4" (image)

Fine Art & Design Auction

Platinum House

by Ripley Auctions

January 24, 2013

Indianapolis, IN, USA

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  • Jesse Beard Rickly, (American; 1895 - 1975), St. Genevieve Landscape, Watercolor on paper, 14
  • Jesse Beard Rickly, (American; 1895 - 1975), St. Genevieve Landscape, Watercolor on paper, 14
  • Jesse Beard Rickly, (American; 1895 - 1975), St. Genevieve Landscape, Watercolor on paper, 14
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Description: Jesse Beard Rickly
(American; 1895 - 1975)
St. Genevieve Landscape
Watercolor on paper
c. 1940. Signed.

Jessie Rickly was born in Poplar Bluff, Missouri and educated at Harvard and Washington University School of Fine Arts. Further training came from Charles Hawthorne in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and upon returning to St. Louis she also studied with Oscar Berninghaus and Edmund Wuerpel, the director of the Washington University School of Fine Art.

In 1934 she and fellow artist Aimee Schweig co-founded the Ste. Genevieve art colony, whose members included Joe Jones, Joseph Vorst and Thomas Hart Benton, among others.

Rickly was an artistic voice for women in the 1930's and very active politically. She was involved in creating organizations to help educate the public and other artists about the role of art in society including the Independent Artists, The Missourians and the New Hats. In 1935, Rickly made St. Louis her permanent home where she continued her art career.During her career, she exhibited at the St. Louis Artist's Guild, 1927 (prize), 1931 (prize), 1932, (prize), 1945 (prize), 1957; Missouri State Fair, 1917 (prize), 1932 (prize); Kansas City Art Institute, 1929, 1934 (medal); City Art Museum, St. Louis, 1928, 1939; Southern States Art League, 1933, 1934, among others.
14" x 9 3/4" (image)

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