Innovation: George Rickey Kinetic Sculpture
South Bend 2009 - 2010


    George Rickey was born 6 June 1907 in South Bend at 1005 W. Washington Street; In 1913, his father, as an engineer for the Singer Sewing Machine Company, was transferred to Glasgow, Scotland where George grew up. In his youth, Rickey sailed in the family's small yacht around the many waterways between the Islands and peninsulas of western Scotland. These experiences of harnessing the wind to create controlled movement were clearly vital in the development in later life of his ideas for kinetic sculptures. He studied in Scotland, Oxford, England, and Paris before returning to the United States, and eventually taking up art and sculpture as his principal livelihood. He died in St. Paul, Minnesota iin 2002, aged 95.
    Below are listed references about George Rickey, more details about his life, and information about the ongoing exhibits in South Bend during 2009 and 2010.
 New York Times George Rickey Obituary, Published: Sunday, July 21, 2002
 The Community Foundation of St. Joseph County Innovation: George Rickey Kinetic Sculpture   
  The South Bend Area Real Estate Blog: Three Short videos of George Rickey sculptures at the exhibit - the broken column, the two ellipses, the two horizontal rectangles
 The South Bend Tribune: Short video showing the setting up of "Two Planes Vertical Horizontal IV" at Michigan and Jefferson streets, South Bend, September 2009
 Explore South Bend - 18 September, 2009: Series of Major George Rickey Exhibitions and Events Come to South Bend