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Lot 76: George Alexander Picken, New York, Massachusetts (1898 - 1971), urban scene, lithograph, 15 3/4"H x 11 1/2"W (sheet)

Est: $100 USD - $200 USDSold:
Ripley AuctionsOctober 28, 2023Indianapolis, IN, US

Item Overview

Description

George Alexander Picken
New York, Massachusetts, (1898 - 1971)
urban scene
lithograph
Pencil signed lower right.

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.

EXHIBITIONS

One-Man Exhibitions Group Exhibitions
Annuals & Biennials Public Collections
* 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:
georgepicken.com with permission from David Picken, son of the artist

Dimensions

15 3/4"H x 11 1/2"W (sheet)

Artist or Maker

Medium

lithograph

Payment & Shipping

Payment

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Shipping

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Auction Details

Modern Art & Antiques Session II

by
Ripley Auctions
October 28, 2023, 11:00 AM EST

5564 N Rural Street, Indianapolis, IN, 46220, US

Terms

Buyer's Premium

25.0%

Bidding Increments

From:To:Increment:
$0$99$10
$100$199$20
$200$499$25
$500$999$50
$1,000$2,999$100
$3,000$4,999$200
$5,000$9,999$500
$10,000$29,999$1,000
$30,000+$2,500

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Condition Statement
Most items in our auction are estate consigned. All items should be considered "as-is". We make every effort to accurately describe each lot using complete descriptions and detailed photographs. You must email or call us with any questions within 48 hours prior to bidding. We encourage you to visit and inspect all lots during preview and/or carefully examine all additional images provided with the online catalog and ask for more information, when needed. It is your responsibility to know what you are bidding on prior to placing any bids. Please note that any lot listed with "attributed" or "style" cannot be guaranteed to be the work of the noted artist or period. All sales are final.

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Indiana residents pay 7% sales tax on all purchases unless you have a retail sales certificate issued by the State of Indiana. We need the number on file at the time of payment to exempt you from sales tax. Items picked up from our gallery may be subject to IN sales tax. Any questions please contact us.

Credit Card Payments

You must provide a verified credit card for bidder registration. Ripley Auctions does not not have access to your credit card information when you register on line. Your card will NOT be automatically charged after the auction. Please call with questions prior to bidding. 317-251-5635

Payment Information

Payments are accepted by Cash, Check, Money Order, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AMEX and Bank Wire Transfer. Gold jewelry or purchases over $5,000 will require confirmed funds, such as ACH or Wire Bank Wire Transfer. The full purchase price plus all applicable taxes and fees is expected before removal or shipping of any of the items.

Shipping Information

Successful bidders will receive an invoice following the auction that will include payment details. Please check your spam/junk folder if you do not receive an invoice. After payment is made, your order will go to shipping. You will be sent a separate invoice for shipping once your initial invoice is paid and your items are packed and ready to ship. We guarantee that we will provide the highest standards in packing and handling available, in a time frame that allows attention to every detail to protect the items you have purchased.
Please let us know if you would like to arrange your own shipping or if you would like your items packed in a particular way.
It will ask you to verify your address before paying by credit card. Large or fragile items will require a third party shipper. If you do not require shipping, please contact the office 317-251-5635 to arrange a time to pick up your order.

Buyer's Premium

A buyer's premium of 25% will be added to all lots.

Condition Statement

Most items in our auction are estate consigned. All items should be considered "as-is". We make every effort to accurately describe each lot using complete descriptions and detailed photographs. You may email or call us with any questions prior to bidding. All sizes, weights and ages of lots are approximate. We encourage you to visit and inspect all lots during preview and/or carefully examine all additional images provided with onlne catalog and ask for more information, when needed. It is your responsibility to know what you are bidding on prior to placing any bids. Please note that any lot listed with "attributed" or "style" cannot be guaranteed to be the work of the noted artist or period. All sales are final.

Indiana Sales Tax

Indiana residents pay 7% sales tax on all purchases unless you have a retail sales certificate issued by the State of Indiana. We need the number on file at the time of payment to exempt your from sales tax. Items picked up from our gallery may be subject to IN sales tax. If you have any questions, contact us.