8100 North Classen Blvd. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73114
Pickard Art Gallery was founded in 1967 to represent artworks on paper from Europe and the United States. Later we focused on contemporary artworks, adding African tribal sculpture in 1969.
This was a time of great conflict in central Africa, and artworks not previously available came to the market for the first time outside of European sources. The sale in New York in 1967 of the Helena Rubinstein collection opened the perception of the American collectors to this great area of tribal sculpture. And the American market for tribal art was begun.
The contemporary art we represent consists of paintings on canvas and on paper and signed original limited-edition prints by national artists.
The African tribal art collection is composed of figures, masks, textiles, and objects of daily use from Western Africa, Central Africa and Eastern Africa, with depth in sculptures from the : Baga, Baule, Dan, Bambara, Dogon, Senufo, Yoruba, Luba, Lega, Songye, Kuba, Chokwe, and other tribes. Many of our earliest objects are cast bronze and low-fired clay artifacts.
Select pieces date from the late nineteenth to early and mid-twentieth century, some fine tribal carving is from the later 20th century.
Our collection was formed over a fifty-year period through private collections, dealers in the U.S. and Europe, dealers in Africa, and privately held missionary collections.
We welcome collectors who focus on artworks from specific forms or tribes. We can provide limited photos for those with defined, specific interests.
Pickard Gallery is home to a variety of tribal art and contemporary art paintings. All of our pieces are for sale and if you are interested in purchasing any from our portfolio, please contact us. Our contact info is below!
Name: Ben Pickard
Location: 8100 North Classen Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73114