Harris Schrank Fine Prints

George Biddle

(américain, 1885 - 1973)

hombre! que sin vergeunza! by george biddle

George Biddle

Hombre! Que Sin Vergeunza!, 1928

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Born in Philadelphia, PA
Received a law degree from Harvard University and was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar
Biddle went to Paris to study at the Académie Julian
Returned to Philadelpia to enroll at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
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
Biddle returned to Philadelphia to pursue his career as an artist, but marriage and then service in the army interrupted his work
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
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.
Biddle returned to Paris for two years to sculpt stone, clay, and wood and worked seriously as a printmaker again


A one-man exhibition of Biddle’s Mexican works was held at the Frank Rehn Gallery, his dealer until 1939, in New York
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
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.