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George Rickey
20th Century American Modern Constructivism Sculptor
American, (June 6, 1907–July 17, 2002) Renowned artist, lecturer, art historian and writer, George Rickey was born in Sourth Bend, Indiana in 1907 and received his B.A. and M.A. degree from Balliot College, Oxford, England. Since 1950, Mr. Rickey has been included in most of the important sculpture exhibitions in the world. He has been honored by retrospective exhibitions circulating throughout the United States in the 1970s.
Death
July 17, 2002, Saint Paul Minnesota

Exhibitions
2008: "Blickpunkte Fruhling," Galerie Neher, Essen, Germany
2008: "George Rickey," Malborough Gallery, New York, New York
2007 - 2008: "George Rickey Kinetic Sculpture: A Retrospective," February 3 - May 20, 2007, Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, Florida; Fall 2007, Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan; McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas
2007: "Wege der Abstraktion (Path of Abstraction)," Galerie Ludorff, Dusseldorf, Germany
2006: "George Rickey," Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, New Jersey
2006: "Deux Americains a Paris: Sculptures de George Rickey et Kenneth Snelson," Jardins du Palais Royal, Paris, France
2004: "George Rickey: A Tribute," June 2 - August 28, 2004, University Art Museum, Santa Barbara, California
2004: "George Rickey: Retrospective," Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, New York
2003: "George Rickey: Kinetische Skulpturen," Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany
2003: "Kinetische Skulpturen 1956-2000," Verlag der Galerie Brockstedt, Hamburg, Germany
2002: "George Rickey, 'Maquette to Monumental'," Scott White Contemporary Art, San Diego, California
2002: "Kunstpreis Finkenwerder 2002: George Rickey," Airbus, Hamburg, Germany
2001: "George Rickey: Defining the Fourth Dimension," Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, New York
2001: "George Rickey: A Tribute," University Art Museum, Santa Barbara, California
2000: "Welded! Sculpture of the Twentieth Century," May 13 - August 27, 2000, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York, Purchase, New York
2000: "George Rickey," Gallery Kasahara, Tokyo, Japan
1999: "George Rickey: Maquettes and drawings related to Crucifera IV," Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama
1998: "George Rickey," Veranneman Foundation, Kruishoutem, Belgium
1997: "George Rickey: Master of Kinetic Sculpture, In Celebration of his 90th Year," May 4 - June 1, 1997, Carl Schlosberg Fine Arts, Sherman Oaks, California
1997: "George Rickey: Motion and Silence," Galerie Dr. Istvan Schlegl, Zurich, Switzerland
1996: "Lumiere et Mouvement," Galerie Denise Rene, Paris, France
1995: "In Motion," March 4 - April 2, 1995, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, California
1995: "George Rickey: Recent Sculpture, In grateful memory of Edie Rickey, 1924-1995 - generous friend, gentle mentor, and humorous humanist," Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, New York
1994: "Rickey: Sieben Kinetische Skulpturen," Galerie Utermann, Dortmund, Germany; Harenberg Verlag, Dortmund, Germany
1993: "Malibu International Sculpture Exhibition," June 28 - September 3, 1993, Malibu Civic Center, Malibu, California
1993: "A Dialogue in Steel and Air: George Rickey," Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples, Florida
1992: "George Rickey: In Celebration fo his 85th Year," Carl Schlosberg Fine Arts, Sherman Oaks, California
1992: "George Rickey in Berlin 1967-1992," Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany
1991: "George Rickey: Art of Movement," Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York
1991: "Abstract Sculpture in America: 1930-1970," American Federation of Arts, New York, New York
1990: "George Rickey: Sculptures 1955-1990," Artcurial, Paris, France
1990: "George Rickey: Kinetic Sculptures," Galerie Utermann, Dortmund, Germany
1989: "The Rita and Taft Schreiber Collection," June 5 - October 22, 1989, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California
1989: "In Celebration of Three Breaking Columns at Rotterdamse, Schouwburg," Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Holland
1988: "George Rickey Indoor/Outdoor Sculptures," Veranneman Foundation, Kruishoutem, Belguim
1988: Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany
1987: "George Rickey: Projects for Public Sculpture," Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York, Purchase, New York
1987: "George Rickey, In Celebration of His Eightieth Year," Carl Schlosberg Fine Arts, Sherman Oaks, California
1986: "George Rickey in Bryant Park," Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, New York; Zabriskie Gallery, New York, New York
1986: Veranneman Foundation, Kruishoutem, Belgium
1985: "George Rickey in South Bend," Art Center of South Bend, South Bend, Indiana
1984: "Zeit und Bewegung im Werk von George Rickey," Josef Albers Museum, Bottrop, Germany
1984: Asher/Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1983: Galrie de Suluis, The Hague, Netherlands
1983: "Minimalism to Expressionism, Painting and Sculpture Since 1965," Whitney Museum of Art, New York, New York
1982: "George Rickey: Kinetic Sculpture on Clydeside," Custom House Quay, Saint Enoch Exhibition Centre and Carlton Place, Glasgow, Scotland; Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, England; Manor House, Ilkley, England
1982: "The New York School: Four Decades, Museum Collection and Major Loans," The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York
1981: "George Rickey," Musee d'Art Contemporain, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1981: "Sculpture and their Related Drawings," Marisa de Re Gallery, New York, New York
1980: Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, New York
1980: "George Rickey at Makler Gallery," Makler Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1979: "George Rickey Retrospective," September 7 - October 14, 1979, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York
1979: "Skulpturen Material Technik," Amerika Haus, Berlin, Germany
1978: "George Rickey," Gallery Kasahara, Osaka, Japan
1978: "George Rickey: Mobile Skulpturen," Gimpel & Hanover Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
1977: "Garden Sculpture Exhibition," June 5 - July 3, 1977, Carl Scholsberg Fine Arts, Sherman Oaks, California
1977: "George Rickey," May 24 - September 1977, Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York, New York
1977: Makler Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1976: Kresage Art Center Gallery, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
1976: "Kinetic Sculpture," January 9 - February 8, 1976, Baxter Art Gallery, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California
1975: "George Rickey," Fordham University Plaza at Lincoln Center, New York, New York
1974: "Sculpture of George Rickey," Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania
1974: "George Rickey," Galerie Espace NV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1973: "George Rickey," Kestner Gesellschaft, Hanover, Germany
1973: "George Rickey," Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany
1972: "Sculpture by George Rickey," Museum of Art, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
1972: "George Rickey: Retrospective," June 23 - July 30, 1972, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, California
1971: "George Rickey Retrospective Show," April 21 - May 12, 1971, The Desert Museum, Palm Springs, California
1971: "George Rickey, Retrospective Exhibition 1951-1971," University of California, Los Angeles, California
1970: "Recent Kinetic Sculpture by George Rickey," Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham, Washington
1969: "George Rickey Mobile Skulpturen," Kunsthalle, Nurnberg, Germany
1969: "George Rickey," Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany
1968: "Mack-Rickey," Künstlersiedlung Halfmannshof, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
1968: Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
1967: "Recent Kinetic Sculpture," Walker Art Center, Minneappolis, Minnesota
1967: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York
1966: "George Rickey: Sixteen Years of Kinetic Sculpture," The Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D. C.
1966: "Directions in Kinetic Sculpture," University of California, Berkeley, California
1964: "George Rickey: Kinetic Sculptures," Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts
1964: Staempfli Gallery, New York, New York
1963: Williams College Museum, Williamstown, Massachusetts
1963: "George Rickey: Kinetic Sculpture," Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, Illinois
1962: The Primus-Stuart Galleries, Los Angeles, California
1962: "George Rickey," Dusseldorf Kunsthalle, Kunstverein fur die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Germany
1961: Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona
1961: "George Rickey: Kinetic Sculpture," Kraushaar Gallery, New York, New York
1961: "Bewogen-Beweging," Stedlijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
1960: "Kinetic Sculpture: George Rickey," Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California
1959: Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
1956: "Kinetic Sculpture and Machines," New Orleans Museum of Art (Isaac Delgado Museum of Art), New Orleans, Louisiana
1955: "George Rickey: Machines Kinetic Sculptures Mobiles," Kraushaar Galleries, New York, New York
1953: "Mobile Sculpture," John Herron Art Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana
1950: "Associated American Artists," Chicago, Illinois
1935: Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado
1933: Solo show, Caz-Delbo Gallery, New York, New York

Collections
Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland
Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama
Canton Museum of Art, Canton, Ohio
Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences, Charleston, West Virginia
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas
DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, Massachusetts
Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D. C.
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana
Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
The Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas
Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, New Jersey
Musee de Grenoble, Grenoble, France
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C.
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany
Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo, The Netherlands
San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D. C.
Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York
Tate Gallery, London, England
University of California, Los Angeles, California
University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington, Kentucky
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Wichita State University Outdoor Sculpture Collection, Wichita, Kansas

Work History
1969: Presenter, International Sculptor's Symposium for Expo 1970, Osaka, Japan
1967: Published his book, "Constuctivism, Origins and Evolution"
1966: Artists-in-residence, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
1961 - 1966: Art instructor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York
1960: Professor of Art, University of California, Santa Barbara, California
1955 - 1961: Professor of Art, Newcomb College, Tulane University, New Orleans
1949: Associate Professor, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
1942 - 1945: Joins the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II
1934 - 1937: Editorial department, "Newsweek" magazine, New York, New York

Education
1948 - 1949: Chicago Institute of Design, Chicago, Illinois
1941: M. A., Modern History, Balliol College, Oxford University, Oxford, England
1928 - 1930: Academie Moderne, Paris, France
1926 - 1929: B. A., Modern History, Balliol College, Oxford University, Oxford, England
1921 - 1926: Trinity College, Glenalmond, Scotland

Born
June 6, 1907, South Bend, Indiana


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