Washington, USA, 1962
Arthur Rickerby (1921-1972) – American photographer
Copyright stamp on the verso ‘CREDIT TO READ: Arthur Rickerby LIFE MAGAZINE © 1962 Time Inc.‘
Image size: 16.5 x 24.3 cm
Very good condition
Arthur Rickerby was a successful sports photographer and active for the LIFE magazine; his works fetch up to €2,800 at international auctions
The present photograph depicts John F. Kennedy sitting in the Oval Office and surrounded by his staff. Arthur Rickerby accompanied JFK in 1961/62 and documented administrative and also private moments. According to an inscription on the backside of the work, the photograph was taken in the course of the steel crisis in America.
The silver gelatin print shows the copyright stamp ‘CREDIT TO READ: Arthur Rickerby LIFE MAGAZINE © 1962 Time Inc.’ on the verso. Further stamps, the label ‘Photo MASI’ and a number of inscriptions such as ‘JFK + Steel Crisis‘ are also verso presented. The print is in very good condition considering its age. The image size is 16.5 x 24.3 cm and the size of the sheet is 20.5 x 25.5 cm.
Arthur Rickerby (1921-1972)
Arthur Rickerby grew up in the Bronx in New York and went to Duke University to study politics. He then joined at the US-Navy and attended Edward Steichen’s Navy photography unit. In the late 1950s, Rickerby became a very successful sports photographer and was repeatedly commissioned by the LIFE magazine. For his works he won a number of awards and a nomination for the Pulitzer Price in 1957. (cbo)
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