Fine American Paintings
"An October Sunset"
American Impressionist artist Frank Alfred Bicknell, impressionist landscape
painting signed Frank A. Bicknell, painted in Stamford, CT. Oil on canvas 24 x 30. Signed lower left. Title "An October Sunset" in pencil on stretcher. Condition is excellent, no inpainting, holes, or tears. This was
Frank A. Bicknell's 1908 entry submission to the
National Academy of
Design (Wikipedia - opens new window), catalog #216. He believed this painting represented the best of his work. The scene is highlighted with luminous pinks, yellows and greens. Frank Bicknell was an important member of
the Old Lyme, CT, art colony. He was born in 1866 in Augusta, ME, and died in 1943 in Essex, CT. His other addresses include Malden, MA, NYC, and Old Lyme, CT. He studied with his father, Albion H. Bicknell, and at Academie Julien, Paris. His memberships include ANA, Paris AAA, SC, NAC, Allied Am. Artists, NAD, SPNY, PAA and Chicago WC Soc. Please see Who Was Who in American Art, Vol. 1, page 309 for complete listing. NOTE on Oct 21 2004, at Shannons Fine Art Auction, a Bicknell titled The Old Apple Orchard, Springtime, Auvers Sur Oise, measuring 32 by 39 inches, estimated at $20,000 to $30,000, realized