Lot 376
Mary Wicker (IL, 1868-1942), Girl with Red Hair
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on canvas (lined), signed at lower right, presented in an attractive frame with linen liner and gallery plaque.

SS 19 3/8 x 15.5 in.; DOA 27 x 23 in.

From the Personal Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Ilgenfritz, III

Born to a prominent family in Illinois, Mary Wicker was interested in the arts from a young age. Following high school she moved to Chicago and began her formal art studies at the Artist Institute of Chicago. Her husband was also supportive of her artistic pursuits and Mary and her young son left for Paris in 1906 in order to study at the Académie Julian. Working in the impressionist style, Wicker began exhibiting her work in the 1920s at such varied venues as the Art Institute of Chicago, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, the 1928 Chicago Woman's World's Fair, and the National Academy of Design, New York.

No evidence of retouch visible under UV light.

$400 - 800