H.S. Picker opening reception slated for Saturday, June 28th
Henriette Simon Picker studied drawing and painting with Alexander Brook and Louis Bouché at the Art Student’s League of New York from 1939 to 1941 while pursuing a successful career as a shoe designer.
She was hired by world famous I. Miller Shoes of New York at the age of 16 and for the next 45 years designed women’s high fashion shoes full time there and for many other major companies throughout the U.S under the names Henriette Simon and Simone.
During the 1950’s and ‘60’s she ran her own shoe companies and her designs were illustrated by many well known artists, including Andy Warhol.
Picker’s catalogue, spanning nearly 80 years, continues to grow. Since 2009, she has produced more than 100 new works.
Still working with enormous energy at the age of 97, she is producing some of her most vibrant, lively pieces: brilliant sunrises, landscapes, penetrating portraits rendered in a rich palette of colors featuring her distinctive style.
She had her first solo exhibition at the age of 95 at The Hudson River Studio in 2012 and was the subject of a retrospective exhibition at PMW Gallery in Stamford, CT in March 2013. Her work has begun to enter distinguished private collections.
More information about the exhibit is available by calling (315) 369-6411 or at: ViewArts.org.