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George Rickey

Tuesday, Nov 19 2013 by kjfitz
George Warren Rickey (June 6, 1907 – July 17, 2002) was an American kinetic sculptor.

Beginning in the early-1950s, Rickey shifted his focus from painting to sculpture and began creating kinetic sculpture. In his own work, Rickey combined his love of engineering and mechanics, Smith's graceful, yet solid, cubic forms, and the mobiles of Alexander Calder. Rickey was able to design sculptures whose metal parts moved in response to the slightest air currents. These parts were often very large, sometimes weighing tons.