Ken Van Sickle
Ken Van Sickle was born in 1932 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He learned the basics of drawing, painting and composition from his grandfather and later studied under George Grosz at the Art Students League and cubist painter André Lhote in Paris. Van Sickle came early to photography, assisted Robert Frank, and is known for his atmospheric images of New York and Paris. His travels to France heavily influenced his work, manifesting a pastoral and salon style appeal. Although decades have passed since Van sickle's photography work has been exhibited, in the past his works have been shown in prestigious museums and galleries including Limelight Gallery, the very first photography exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Witkin Gallery, Soho Photo Gallery, and Galerie Thierry Marlat in a six man show that included Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau and Dolores Marat.