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Nelson Norris Bickford (1846-1943)


Nelson Norris Bickford (1846-1943)
Canadian-American animal painter &  sculptor ;
Nelson Bickford ; N.N. Bickford ; N. Bickford ; N. N. Bickford ; Nelson N. Bickford ;
[Born 1846 in Québec, Canada – died December 5, 1943 in New York, NY]


FAD record control number: 36414 ;

Record level: Person ;

Record type: Artist ;


Nelson Norris Bickford (1846-1943) biography:

Birth: 1846 in Québec, Canada ;
Death: December 5, 1943 in New York, NY ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: White ;

Known for: animal sculptures ; animal paintings ; portrait paintings ;
Medium: oil ; stone ;
Technique: painting ; sculpting ;
Subjects: animals ; people ;

Areas: Québec, Canada ; Boston, MA ; New York, NY ; Paris, France ;
Region: Canada ; North East ; Europe ;
Lived: 55 West 85th Street, New York, NY (?-1943) ; 1298 Broadway, New York, NY (1878-1882) ; 1267 Broadway, New York, NY (1883-1897);
Spouse: Caroline Alice (Dunbar) Bickford, wife ;

Training: Lowell Institute, Boston, MA, as a boy ; Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France under Henri Rudolph Lehmann (1814-1882) ; Academie Julian, Paris, France (1905-1931) under Jules Joseph Lefebvre (1836-1911) & William Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) ;
Instructors: Henri Rudolph Lehmann (1814-1882) ; Gustave Clarence Rodolphe Boulanger (1824-1888) ; Jules Joseph Lefebvre (1836-1911) ; William Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) ; Francisco Miralles Y Galup (1848-1901) ;
Work: Worked for artist, Louis A. Shirmer (19th-20th century), Boston, MA ; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, guard, 1906-1931 ;


Exhibited with: National Academy of Design, New York, NY ; Salmagundi Club, New York, NY ;

Milestones: Sculpture The thinker of a monkey in the famous classical position, 1916 ; Due to ill health in 1906, Bickford gets job at the Met as a guard to pay bills ; Born on a Canadian farm ;



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Original compiled and researched document by the Fine Art Database, 266 West 21st Street, New York, NY.

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Record birth date:
July 24, 2018


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