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Carl Pickhardt

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Carl Pickhardt (AM 1908-2004) – “Down for the Count” – Lithograph, ca. 1930, 15 ¾ x 12 ¼, signed and numbered in pencil. This piece is in excellent condition, very rare and unique.

Pickhardt was born in Westwood, Massachusetts in 1908. He studied at Harvard University, studying under Harold K. Zimmerman. He focused his art on the every days social norms of society, which allowed for dramatic and emotional images of the Depression. Pickhardt moved to New York City’s Union Square in 1940 but later retuned to Boston. “Pickhardt’s was awarded the Shope Prize, which judged prints based on composition, at the Society of American Etchers show. He exhibited at the McDonald Gallery and his work was featured in the Institute of Modern Art, Boston just two years later. Pickhardt’s work was included in the 1952 International Exhibition, Japan and the 1966 American Drawing Biennial in Norfolk, Virginia. Major New York exhibitions were also held for him at the Doris Meltzer Gallery and Jacques Seligmann & Co. during the late twentieth-century. Although Pickhardt died in 2004, his works still stand as a testament to the importance and emotionalism of social realism created throughout the 1900s. Today, his works are held in the collections of major museums including the New York Public Library, Phillips Academy’s Addison Gallery, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Harvard University’s Fogg Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Brooklyn Museum, Library of Congress, and Museum of Modern Art”.