Clown

Clown


Artist:  Carl Pickhardt

Date:  ca. 1940

Size:  10″ x 14″

Medium:  Oil on Canvas

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Carl Pickhardt (1908-2004) was born in Westwood, Massachusetts. As an adult, Pickhardt held teaching positions at the Worcester Museum School, the Fitchburg Art Museum, and the Sturbridge Art School after graduating from Harvard in Fine Arts in 1931. He was appointed Edward R Bacon Art Scholar at Harvard, and was included in exhibitions at the Whitney, MOMA, the National Academy of Design, and the Art Institute of Chicago. He studied with Harold Zimmerman from 1930 to 1935 and received the Schope prize in 1942 for his work. During the 1930s, he focused exclusively on American scene painting and the study of drawing. His work is exhibited in the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, the Georgia Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Newark Museum, and the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. Shown is an oil on canvas and signed in the upper right, “Pickhardt.”