RARE AND EXCEPTIONAL FINE ANTIQUE CALIFORNIA PLEIN AIR LANDSCAPE IMPRESSIONIST OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS BY REVERED CALIFORNIA PAINTER GEORGE SANDERS BICKERSTAFF. THIS WORK CAPTURES THE STARK BEAUTY OF THE CALIFORNIA DESERT. IN THE FOREGROUND, THE ARID DESERT STRETCHES OUT WITH SPARSE VEGETATION AND SANDY TERRAIN BACKED BY DREAMY CLOUDS THAT SEEMS TO FLOAT IN THE SKY. IN THE DISTANCE, MAJESTIC MOUNTAINS RISE AGAINST THE HORIZON WITH A HAZY APPEARANCE, ADDING A SENSE OF SCALE TO THE PAINTING.THIS PAINTING WILL BRING PEACE AND RELAXATION TO ANY VIEWER. SIGNED BY BICKERSTAFF IN THE LOWER RIGHTHAND CORNER. DIMENSIONS INCLUDING THE FRAME: 32"H x 38"W.
DIMENSIONS WITHOUT THE FRAME: 24"H x 30"W. George Sanders Bickerstaff (1893 - 1954) was active/lived in California, Arkansas.George Bickerstaff is known for Landscape, coastal views, still life, western painting. Born: 1893 - Marianna, Arkansas. Died: 1954 - Ukiah, California. Known for: Landscape, coastal views, still life, western painting. George Sanders Bickerstaff was a well-known Arkansas and California landscape painter, known for coastal views, still life, and western painting. He was born in Marianna, Arkansas on April 12, 1893. Bickerstaff was a self-taught artist except for a brief period at the Art Institute of Chicago. He led a peripatetic existence before moving to California in 1922. He spent early years painting in San Diego, Los Angeles, and Van Nuys, eventually calling Ukiah home. Bickerstaff often exhibited his work in Ukiah with Paul Lauritz. A prolific oil painter of mountain and desert scenes, his landscapes often include eucalypti as well as rolling hills of California wildflowers. Occasionally, George Bickerstaff painted seascapes, still life, and western and Indian scenes.
George Sanders Bickerstaff passed away in Ukiah in 1954.