His Paintings are a Wanderer's Scrapbook...
was born in Manila and grew up in the Far East. He was educated at
Sedbergh in the United Kingdom, traveled in Europe and finally came
to the US. His first instructor was the Filipino genre artist Gabriel
Custodio. Before he left the Philippines Greg's first exhibits were
at the Phil Am Life Bldg and the Philippine National Library.
In 1966 Antonio Ma Nuevo of the Philippines Herald wrote:"Almost brutally consistent in his fifty drawings and paintings, done with the greatest of ease on board or canvas." In the US he studied at the Honolulu Art Academy, the California College of Arts and Crafts and the San Francisco Art Institute where he received his B.F.A.
of the seventies he worked as a still photographer for a variety of
now defunct West Coast publications that read like a memorial of another
time: Ramparts, Earth, Berkeley Barb, Vanguard, Good Times
as well as Andy Warhol's Interview, the New York Post and Actual.
Pickup's paintings, etchings and drawings are in private and public collections throughout the world. He currently resides in Chicago and travels extensively in Spain and Australia.