“Before that I was first director of first gallery from mainland China in America.” says Wickiser.
His own gallery focuses on painting, international painting—American, Asian and European artists all find a home at Wickiser. And when you see a piece at
Wickiser Gallery it is, most likely a one of a kind piece.
“He was a well know painter, showed with Jackson Pollock, De Kooning, Motherwell, Georgia O’Keefe, all those people,” he says. “He wrote the
first books on teaching Modern Art in America in the 40s and 50s. They were the most widely used texts in 600 colleges and Universities. He was close with
Barnett Newman and Franz Cline.”
That is a pretty impressive list of compatriots and friends. Ralph Wickiser’s art stands up next to that list.
“I am showing two of his different series, one from the 50s, which is of non objective monochromatic paintings. What he is best known for is a reflective stream series period from 75-85.” says Wickiser.
Ralph Wickiser’s began painting in the 1930s and his son says his work was always evolving. He painted for around 80 years. It is no wonder his son also became part of the art world.
“I was kind of born into the art world in Woodstock, N.Y. Milton Avery, the Averys, lived right behind us we were close with them. And the Kunioshis, Philip Guston. I was born into the art world.” he says.