Margot Stein Gallery | Bethesda Fine Art

George Rickey

(américain, 1907 - 2002)

two circles, two cubes berlin iii by george rickey

George Rickey

Two Circles, Two Cubes Berlin III, 1978

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two lines in a t by george rickey

George Rickey

Two Lines in a T, 1985

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weathervan by george rickey

George Rickey

Weathervan, 1976

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Born: South Bend, Indiana
1921 - 1926
Trinity College, Glenalmond, Scotland
1926 - 1929
Balliol College, Oxford, England
1929 - 1930
Académie L’hote and Académie Moderne, Paris, France
1945 - 1946
Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, New York, New York
Studied etching under Mauricio Lasansky, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
1948 - 1949
Institute of Design, Chicago, IL
Guggenheim Fellowship (renewed in 1961)
1968 - 1969
Stipendiat: Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst Berlin, West Germany
Fine Arts Award, American Institute of Architects


Sculpture in the Streets, Downtown Albany Business Improvement District, Albany, NY (solo)
A Taste for the Modern: Gifts from Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller, Edna Bryner Schwab, and Virginia Herrick Deknatel , Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Constructivists: Kenneth Snelson and George Rickey, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY
Glorious Century: Modern and Contemporary Art, 1910-2010, Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA
Motor Cocktail: Sound and Movement in Art of the 1960s, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Summer Group Exhibition, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY
George Rickey: Important Works from the Estate, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY (solo)
2009 - 2010
George Rickey: Arc of Development, South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN (solo)
A Life in Art: Works by George Rickey, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN (solo)
Art in the Garden, LongHouse Reserve, East Hampton, NY
As Time Goes By, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Rites of Spring, LongHouse Reserve, East Hampton, NY
Summer Exhibition, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY
The Art Show, rganized by the Art Dealer’s Association of America, Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY (with Maxwell Davidson Gallery)
2008 - 2009
Sculpture from the Mouse House: The Olga Hirshhorn Collection at the Corcoran, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
George Rickey, Kinetic Sculpture: A Retrospective, The McNay, Jane and Arthur Stieren Center for Exhibitions, San Antonio, TX (solo)
George Rickey: An Evolution, Arts Council of Indianapolis, IN (solo)
George Rickey: Selected Works from the George Rickey Estate, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY (solo)
Shanghai Art Fair 2008, Shanghai MART, Shanghai, China. (with Marlborough)
Yaddo: Making American Culture, The New York Public Library, New York, NY
2007 - 2009
George Rickey Sculpture: A Retrospective, Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, FL; traveled to Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, MI; McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX (solo)
Deux Américains à Paris: Sculptures de George Rickey et Kenneth Snelson, Palais Royal, Paris, France (solo)
George Rickey Sculptures, Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
George Rickey, in conjunction with the group exhibition, Momentum: Selections from the Kinetic Art Organization, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ (solo)
Collection, Scott White Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
George Rickey: Retrospective, Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Around the World in Forty Years, Department of States, Washington, DC
Sculptors Guild 2004-05, White Plains Library Plaza, White Plains, NY
Works and Days, Louisiana Museum, Humlebæk, Denmark

Collections publiques

The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft, Munich, Germany
Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo, The Netherlands
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Shizuoka Museum, Shizuoka, Japan
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA


Hodara, Susan. "Celebrating a Connection to Three Collectors." The New York Times, July 08, 2011
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Keyser, Tom. "Take time to ‘talk’ with a sculpture." Times Union, June 18, 2011
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Ryce, Walter. "Two stunning Monterey Museum of Art exhibits break down the barrier between viewer and installation." Monterey County Weekly, May 05, 2011
Staff. "Connections: Kinetic Art." Off the Wall, July 16, 2011
Staff. "Vassar College’s Art Center Highlights Three Collectors and 48 Outstanding Works." Art Daily, June 26, 2011
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Marlborough Chelsea. George Rickey: Important Works from the Estate. New York: Marlborough Chelsea, 2010
Anonymous. "Citygarden the New ST. Louis Sculpture Park Opens to the Public." Art Knowledge News, July 03, 2009
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Boneti, David. "Spectacular Citygarden is opening on schedule in St. Louis." The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, June 28, 2009
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Marshall, Konrad. "Blowing in the Wind: Artist George Rickey’s Kinetic Sculptures were shaped by his time at IU." The Indianapolis Star, May 03, 2009
Marshall, Konrad. "Hoosier’s sculptures dedicated at City Market." The Indianapolis Star, May 05, 2009
Marshall, Konrad. "Q & A with Philip Rickey." The Indianapolis Star, May 03, 2009
Marshall, Konrad. "Steel that moves in breeze will follow city’s tire art." The Indianapolis Star, April 08, 2009
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Marshall, Konrad. "Next public art will be blowing in the wind: 10 kinetic sculptures by Indiana-born George Rickey to be in town May 5 to Sept. 7." Indystar, January 09, 2008
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Anderson, Dennis, and Glenn Lowry. The Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Art Collection and Plaza Memorials. New York: Rizzoli Internation Publishing, Inc., 2002
Antenucci Becherer, Joseph. Gardens of Art: The Sculpture Park at the Frederick Meijer Gardens. Singapore: CS Graphics Pte., Ltd., 2002
Anonymous. Earth, Sky, and Sculpture: Storm King Art Center. Mountainville: Storm King Art Center, 2000
Anonymous. George Rickey in Berlin 1967 – 1992, Berlinische Galerie, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Phographie und Architektur Im Martin-Gropius Bau. Berlin: Ars Nicolai GmbH, 1992
Goodman, Jonathan. "The Public Art of George Rickey." Arts Magazine, May 01, 1988
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Tomii, Reiko. Between Two Continents: George Rickey, Kinetic Art and Constructivism, 1949-1968. Austin: The University of Texas at Austin, 1988 (PhD dissertation)
Langer, Werner. "Die Paradoxen Plastiken – George Rickey in der Villa Grisebach." Der Tagesspiegel
Raynor, Vivien. "George Rickey at the Neuberger: Movement and Balance." The New York Times