George Rickey (1907-2002) was a creator of precisely-engineered kinetic sculpture. Most of his work was created in his studio in East Chatham, New York, where he moved after taking a position as a professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. In 1985, Rickey had a retrospective of more than 100 of his sculptures in South Bend, Indiana. The pieces were installed inside and outside the South Bend Art Center, on the campus of the University of Notre Dame, and at the Snite Museum of Art at Notre Dame. Rickey is the author of Constructivism: Origins and Evolution.
Rickey's work can be found in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, National Gallery, Whitney Museum of American Art, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, High Museum of Art, Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, and many others.