Joseph Pickett (1848–1918) was an American Naïve painter
Pickett was born in 1848 in New Hope, Pennsylvania
. His father, Edward Pickett, had moved to New Hope in 1840 to repair one of the canal locks there and stayed to become a boatbuilder.
Joseph worked a variety of jobs throughout his life, including carpenter, shipbuilder, carny, and storekeeper.
He operated shooting galleries in the carnival and opened one of his own in Neshaminy Falls, Pennsylvania
He married around the age of 45 and left the carnival to open a general store.
He only started painting at this later stage in his life. He was known to paint local scenes in his hometown of New Hope.
His art was not discovered by the public until the 1930s.
He was buried at Hulmeville Cemetery in Hulmeville, Pennsylvania
There have also been sightings of the ghost of Pickett in a house that he had lived in.
File:Manchester Valley by Joseph Pickett.jpg|Manchester Valley
File:Lehigh Canal, Sunset, New Hope, PA by Joseph Pickett.jpg|Lehigh Canal, Sunset, New Hope, PA
File:Coryell’s Ferry, 1776 by Joseph Pickett.jpg|Coryell’s Ferry, 1776
File:Washington Under the Council Tree by Joseph Pickett.png|Washington Under the Council Tree
File:Houses By A Stream Lambertville by Joseph Pickett.jpg|Houses By A Stream Lambertville
Joseph (Joe) Pickett at artnet.com
Category:20th-century American painters
Category:American male painters
Category:People from New Hope, Pennsylvania