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  • Sold Date: May 28, 2011
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George Riecke was a painter of rural landscape and farm animals. He was active in New Orleans between 1887 and 1902 and was a member of the Artists Association of New Orleans. In 1900, he exhibited his work at the National Academy of Design in New York. Riecke is one of The Crescent City's venerated and historic artists of great renown.

We at Gunningco note George Riecke as an "up and coming Star" collectible artist. Recently his works are gaining value at a surprising pace as collectors recognise his artistic genius with farm animals, particularly sheep. Most of his paintings do not have people dipicted with the animals. The art that is being offered here is one of the rare ones where a shepard is actually depicted in the work . Note the skillful use of the reddish gold colours at dusk, just enough light to give a pristine view of the shepard bringing the flock in for the night. The painting has a decidedly striking appearance, a virutal artistic treasure. WE ARE SORRY THAT WE HAVE ONLY ONE TO OFFER AT THIS TIME.

Patricia Schmit, "Encyclopedia of New Orleans Artists, 1718-1918"
Peter Falk, "Who Was Who in American Art"

Some commentary from the art staff at Gunninco.

He is mentioned in the following book references and documentation: 2005
Dunbier, Lonnie Pierson (Editor) The Artists Bluebook 34,000 North American Artists to March 2005 479 No 2005 Davenport, Ray Davenport's Art Reference: The Gold Edition 0 No 1999 Falk, Peter Hastings (Editor) Who Was Who in American Art, 1564-1975 3 Volumes 3724 No 1987 Mahe, John A. II; Rosanne McCaffrey (Editors) Encyclopaedia of New Orleans Artists 1718-1918 464 No 1985 Falk, Peter Hastings (Editor) Who Was Who in American Art: Artists Active Between 1898-1947 707 No 1973 Naylor, Maria * Exhibition Record 1861-1900, National Academy of Design (Two Volumes Set) 1075 No 1935 Mallett, Daniel Trowbridge Index of Artists: International-Biographical Two Volumes: Includes 1940 Index 1130 No 1906 Editors Who's Who in American Art American Art Annual No

measurements: width = 29", height = 19", the frame adds 2"

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