Harry Herman Wickey (1892-1968)
Date of birth: October 14, 1892
Place of birth: Stryker, Williams County, Ohio, USA
Mother: Alice Besançon (1865-1945)
Father: Victor Emmanuel Wickey (1861-1945)
First wife: artist Maria Rother (born in Warsaw, Poland, in 1897; died in 1955). Second wife: May Street née UNKNOWN (artist and widow of artist Frank Street; she and Harry married after 1958 and she passed away after 1976, when she donated Harry's papers to the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art)
Children: None
Date of death: April, 1968
Place of death: Cornwall, Orange County, New York, USA
Place of burial: UNKNOWN
Education: Stryker High School (Stryker, Ohio); Detroit School of Fine Arts, 1911–12; Ferrer Modern School, New York City, 1915 [The Ferrer Colony (1911-1915) at 103 East 107th Street, New York, New York 10029, was an anarchist intentional community and a center of the free love movement. While Harry Wickey studied at Ferrer, the school community housed the children of strikers from the Lawrence textile strike (1912) and the Paterson silk strike (1913).]
Work: Instructor, 1919–32, Art Students League of New York.
See also: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow in Fine Arts, 1939 and 1940, "One-man show of prints, drawings and sculpture, Cincinnati Museum of Art, 1938; Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 1939; Dayton Art Institute, 1939. Exhibited at Art Institute of Chicago, Sesquicentennial Exposition, Salmagundi Club, Fifty Prints of the Year, Bibliothèque Nationale, Victoria and Albert Museum, Civic Club of New York City, Newark Museum, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Whitney Museum of American Art, American Society of Etchers, Venice Biennial Exhibition, Paris International Exposition, International Print Exhibition at Stockholm, New York World’s Fair. Awarded the Shaw Prize, Salmagundi Club, 1924; Logan Medal, Chicago Society of Etchers, 1926; bronze medal, Sesquicentennial Exposition, 1927; Noyes Prize, American Society of Etchers, 1934. Represented in the permanent collections of Metropolitan Museum of Art, Art Institute of Chicago, Newark Museum, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York Public Library, Addison Gallery, Library of Congress."
See also: Harry Wickey Papers at Syracuse University, Biographical history: "Harry Wickey (1892-1968) was an American painter, illustrator, printmaker and sculptor. Born in Ohio, he achieved national recognition as an etcher before turning to sculpture in 1938, when his eyesight became impaired from etching acids. His biography, Thus Far, was published by the American Artists Group. Wickey's work has been exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, Guggenheim Museum, National Academy of Design, Pennsylvania Academy, Salmagundi Club, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, and a collection of his papers resides at the Smithsonian Institution's Archives of American Art. He taught at the Art Students League in New York and was a member of the National Academy of Design and the Woodstock Art Association."
See also: Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery
See also: Harry Wickey at MutualArt Services, Inc.
See also: Thus Far: The Growth of an American Artist by Harry Wickey (USA: American Artists Group, Inc., 1941).
See also: Harry Wickey and His Work by Harry Wickey (New York: Weyhe Gallery, 1938), also available here.
See also: Life, Feb 23, 1942, Vol. 12, No. 8, pp. 53-54 (ISSN 0024-3019, published by Time, Inc.).
See also: Suburban Landscapes: Culture and Politics in a New York Metropolitan Community by Paul H. Mattingly (Baltimore, Maryland: John Hopkins University Press, 2001).
See also: Maria Rother Wickey: Instructor, Painting, Drawing & Landscape by Maria Rother Wickey (New York, New York: Art Students League, 194_.)
Paternal Grandfather
Paternal Grandmother
Harry Herman Wickey (1892-1968)
Alice Besançon (1865-1945)
Clementine Louys (1843-1931)
Plaster profile of Paul Napoleon Besançon (1870-1951) by his nephew, Harry Wickey.
"Beach Scene" charcoal drawing by Harry Wickey
"Central Park" WPA print by Harry Wickey (1939)
Plaster profile of Harry's "Uncle Poly," Paul Napoleon Besançon (1870-1951, great grandfather of A. Fox, publisher of this site)
"Beach Scene" charcoal drawing by Harry Wickey
"Central Park" WPA print by Harry Wickey (1939)
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