Harris Schrank Fine Prints

George Biddle

(American, 1885 - 1973)

hombre! que sin vergeunza! by george biddle

George Biddle

Hombre! Que Sin Vergeunza!, 1928

Biographie

Chronologie

1885
Born in Philadelphia, PA
1911
Received a law degree from Harvard University and was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar
Biddle went to Paris to study at the Académie Julian
1912
Returned to Philadelpia to enroll at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
1914
Biddle returned to Europe to study printmaking in Munich before going to Paris
1915 - 1916
Summers were spent with the American expatriate artist Frederick Carl Frieseke in Giverny
1917
Biddle returned to Philadelphia to pursue his career as an artist, but marriage and then service in the army interrupted his work
1919
Biddle’s marriage failed, he traveled to Tahiti for isolation and inspiration. In Tahiti he experimented with linocuts, woodcuts and lithotints, as well as painting colorful images of the island and its natives
1922
Biddle returned to the United States and worked in New York with a group of talented, younger artists, some of whom- Marguerite and William Zorach, Elie Nadelman and Gaston Lachaise- became lasting friends. He continued to work in various media and had several successful exhibitions in New York galleries, including Wildenstein and Weyhe Galleries.
1924
Biddle returned to Paris for two years to sculpt stone, clay, and wood and worked seriously as a printmaker again

Expositions

1929
A one-man exhibition of Biddle’s Mexican works was held at the Frank Rehn Gallery, his dealer until 1939, in New York
1920
One-man exhibition of Biddle’s Tahitian paintings was held at the Milch Gallery
Paintings created from the Charleston sketches were exhibited at the Downtown Gallery, New York
Wildenstein
Weyhe Gallery
Biddle’s work was included in exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, National Academy of Design, Society of Independent Artists, Art Institute of Chicago, Colorado Springs Arts Center, Colorado Springs, 1939 New York World’s Fair, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and Associated American Artists Gallery from 1940 to 1949.