Frank A(lfred) Bicknell oil on canvas painted in Stamford, CT. Signed lower left and titled "An October Sunset" in pencil on stretcher. Condition is excellent, no in-painting, holes, or tears. The canvas measures 24 x 30 inches. This was the artist's 1908 entry submission to the National Academy of Design, catalog #216. He believed this painting represented the best of his work. The scene is highlighted with luminous pinks, yellows and greens. American Impressionist Frank Bicknell was an important member of the famed Old Lyme, CT, art colony. He was born in 1866 in Augusta, ME, and died in 1943 in Essex, CT. His other addresses include Malden, MA, New York City, and Old Lyme, CT. He studied with his father, Albion H. Bicknell, and at the prestigious Academie Julien in Paris. His memberships include ANA, Paris AAA, SC, NAC, Allied Am. Artists, NAD, SPNY, PAA and Chicago WC Soc. For more information, please see Who Was Who in American Art, Vol. 1, page 309. NOTE on Oct 21 2004, at Shannons Fine Art Auction, a Bicknell titled The Old Apple Orchard, Springtime, Auvers Sur Oise, measuring 32 by 39 inches, estimated at $20,000 to $30,000, realized $57,750. If you are interested in viewing this painting, please call for an appointment.