Robert Vickrey: The Magic of Realism

August 10, 2013 - October 06, 2013

John Hrehov, IPFW Professor of Fine Arts, will present a public lecture on Vickrey, magic realism, and the ancient technique of egg tempera on October 3 at 6:30pm. Free for FWMoA Members / $5 non-members

Trained in the laborious, Renaissance-era technique of egg tempera painting, Robert Vickrey fused his technical ability to render precise detail with his passion for expressionism and film noir to create hyper-real scenes haunted by an atmosphere of mystery and tension.  Painting on primed masonite panels, Mr. Vickrey began fusing realism and surrealism in city scenes that showed children making chalk marks on the sidewalk, nuns walking down labyrinthine streets or adolescents caught in a web of luminous halos and shadows cast by bicycle spokes. This retrospective exhibition, organized shortly after Mr. Vickrey’s death last year in his Naples, Florida studio, presents a brilliant array of his best work created over his illustrious, sixty-year career.