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Preston Dickinson was an American modernist painter associated with the Precisionist movements. Preston Dickinson was born in New York City in the year 1889. His father was an amateur painter who worked as a calligraphy artist and interior designer.

Dickinson studied at the Art Student’s League of New York City. Whilst there Dickinson studied with William Merritt Chase. The artist also studied abroad in Paris, France at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and the Academy Julian.

Dickinson lived in Canada and Europe where he found his painting style and painted many series of landscapes. He was also one of the first artist to paint industrial objects.

In this great clip from the Antiques Roadshow we view an appraisal of a watercolor by the artist:


Preston Dickinson passed away in 1930 from the symptoms of double pneumonia.

Price range information: The artist worked in oils, gouache, pastel, and watercolor. Prices range from $25,000 to $750,000.