The Life and Work of Ernest A. Pickup at the LeQuire Gallery 

Pickup Sticks

Pickup Sticks
Ernest A. Pickup (1887-1970) numbered among Nashville's first commercial artists early last century, but it was during the professionally lean years of The Great Depression that he developed the woodcut style that won him national recognition. A selection of his prints is on display through Feb. 27 at the LeQuire Gallery, in conjunction with the recent release of a book about Pickup's life and work by his daughter Beverly St. John. His exquisitely detailed miniatures depict historically interesting scenes of Nashville and environs, from architectural landmarks like the Parthenon and Scarritt Tower to pastoral images of Brentwood — that's pre-subdivision, y'all. Pickup’s work was exhibited throughout the U.S. and Europe during his lifetime, attracting particular notice at New York and Chicago shows in the late 1930s, and today it remains a fascinating part of Nashville's cultural history.
Jan. 16-Feb. 27, 2010


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