George Sanders Bickerstaff was a well-known Arkansas and California landscape painter, also known for coastal views, still life, and western painting.
George Bickerstaff was 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. He spent early years painting in San Diego, Los Angeles, and Van Nuys, eventually calling Ukiah home. Bickerstaff often exhibited his work in Ukiah 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, George Bickerstaff 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, and restaurants.
George Sanders Bickerstaff passed away in Ukiah in 1954.