Jo Sickbert / Juvenil Artist 1931 - 2014       


Jo won a music scholarship to Wichita State University, but after a year, transferred to the University of Kansas to study art. 
There she met Wally Sickbert, and they were married after his service with the United States Marines in 1951.

Jo did technical illustrations for Beechcraft Inc. in the early 1950s.
She and Wally had two children.
They lived in Paola, Kansas when Jo began painting in the late 1950s. The family moved to the Chicago area in 1967, where Jo developed her highly detailed primitive style, focused on depicting Victorian America.  Some called her style "sophisticated primitive".

Her work was widely shown in the 1970s, including multiple private shows at Jack O'Grady Galleries in Chicago, IL and Scottsdale, AZ, and Johnson-Welch Galleries in Kansas City, MO.

She also had private shows in galleries in Tokyo, Japan, Estes Park, CO, Overland Park, KS, Lincoln, NE, and Council Bluff, IA.
A Jo Sickbert painting was included in the Chicago Tribune
Bicentennial Art exhibition.

Jo did commercial art for Suntory Wine, Johnson Wax, and Campbell Soup.
She did Christmas cards for Caspari, and for banks and several charities.
Jo's art was featured on covers for several children books and magazines, including the cover of the August 1973 Saturday Evening Post.

Jo was a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and artist who loved drawing, painting, writing, books, and creativity.
She enjoyed going on excellent adventures with her family, and saw the best in everyone and the wonder in every work of nature.


Primitive painter of good times, happy times, and the simple pleasures of everyday life.

Jo Sickbert is a grandmother who lives in the midwestern region of the United States.
She has exhibited in galleries across America, won several art competition awards and received widespread editorial publicity in local and national newspapers and magazines.
Her paintings hang in private collections and museums throughout the United States,
England, France and Japan.
Corporate commissions include the Franklin Mint, Johnson Wax, AT&T, Suntory of Japan and others.
Greeting cards have been commissioned by The National Trust For Historic Preservation, McDonalds and Caspari of New York and Switzerland.

She has had over twenty five one person shows.


ジョー・シックバート / Jo Sickbert <USA>   (1931 - 2014) 1                                     
古き良き時代のアメリカを彷佛とさせ 日々の生活の中の単な喜びを描くカンサスの女流作家。
1972 ビエンナーレアート最優秀賞 受賞。
1974 サタデイイブニングポストカバーコンテスト受賞 その他多くの賞を受賞。
1976 ノーマンロックウエル,ジョージナオキーフ等と16人展に参加。

出版物には"クリスマスデイ", "教科書", "サタディイブニング","ヤンキーマガジン"等の雑誌。
ギャラリー・ニューヨーク, シカゴ, カンサスシティ, ビバリーヒルズ, サンタフェ, リノ, スコッツデイル等その他多くの都市で紹介されています。