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Robert Vickrey papers, 1955-1999

Creator:
Vickrey, Robert, 1926-
Subject:
Eliasoph, Philip
Miller, Donald
Harmon-Meek Gallery (Naples, Fla.)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
5.3 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Summary:
Audio-visual material, personal and professional correspondence, writings by Vickrey and others, financial records, and printed material relating to Robert Vickrey's career as an illustrator and portrait painter. Printed material includes exhibition catalogs and announcements.
Approximately half of the collection consists of VHS tapes, sound reels, 16 mm film, and audio casettes documenting Vickrey's various projects.
Correspondence is with family and friends as well the Harmon-Meek gallery in Naples, Fla. regarding loans of Vickrey's work for exhibition. Writings include articles by Vickrey for various publications, including Cape Codder, The Oracle, The Chronicle, The Cape Paper, and The Review; a draft manuscript by Philip Eliasoph for his book "Robert Vickrey: Lyrical Realist"; a manuscript of Vickrey's unpublished memoir, "Time Traveler", concerning his career at Time magazine; and a manuscript by Donald Miller, "Creatures of the Spirit: Robert Vickrey's Nun Paintings". Also included is Vickrey's notebook, "Tiny Trims," containing reel splices.
Financial records include files on various institutions for the rights and reproduction to works by Vickrey. Printed material includes newspaper clippings, magazine covers, many designed by Vickrey, exhibition catalogs and brochures.
Citation:
Robert Vickrey papers, 1955-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Robert Vickrey (1926- ) is a portrait painter and illustrator, from Cape Cod, Mass. and Naples, Fla. Vickrey mastered Egg Tempera painting and is well known for his illustrations for the cover of "Time" magazine. Throughout his career, Vickrey also painted portraits of nuns from the order of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul.
Provenance:
Donated 2007 by Robert Vickrey and in 2016 by R. Scott Vickrey, Robert Vickrey's son and executor.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Articles
Drafts (documents)
Illustrators
Manuscripts
Motion pictures (visual works)
Notebooks
Portrait painters
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13646
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)272886
AAA_collcode_vickrobe
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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