Four Rectangles Oblique | 1979

  • Artist: George Rickey
  • Material: Stainless Steel
  • Dimensions: 228” x 106 ½” x 180”
  • Location: 801 Market St., St. Louis

Rickey was born in South Bend, Indiana in 1907. He studied at the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University and the Institute of Design in Chicago. In the 1950s and early 1960s, Rickey developed systems of motion for his sculpture that responded to the slightest variation in air currents. Over the next three decades he developed sculpture with parts made of lines, planes, rotors, volumes, and churns, moving in paths that change from simple oscillation to conical gyrations, describing a variety of planes or volumes. Many works during this period have been large-scale public commissions for sites in the United States, Europe, and Japan.
Photo courtesy of Ross Mantle