Landscape painter. Born in Marianna, Arkansas on April 12, 1893. Bickerstaff was a self-taught artist except for a brief period at the Art Institute of Chicago. He led a peripatetic existence before moving to California in 1922. His early years were spent in San Diego, Los Angeles, and Van Nuys.
He exhibited often in the latter with Paul Lauritz. A prolific oil painter of mountain and desert scenes, his landscapes often include eucalypti as well as rolling hills of California wildflowers.
Occasionally, he painted seascapes, still lifes, and western and Indian scenes. He was adept at promoting his own work and sold many of them to decorate hotel lobbies, hospitals, mortuaries, and rest homes.
George Bickerstaff Biography courtesy Edan Milton Hughes