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Lot 102

NICK VACCARO "Austin Girl w/ Landscape" (Two 1960 Oils)

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Nick Vaccaro
(Kansas, 1931-2002)
Austin Girl, circa 1960
Oil on canvas
54 1/2" x 52 3/4"

A second unstretched painting is tacked to the back of the Austin Girl stretcher:
Landscape, circa 1960
Oil on canvas
48" x 42"

The works are jointly titled and signed to the reverse.

Nick Vaccaro was a professor and chairman of the drawing and painting department at the University of Kansas. As an artist, Vaccaro was the recipient of purchase awards from the San Francisco Museum of Art (1958), the Dallas Museum of Fine Art (1961), and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Art, and his work has additionally been exhibited in the Nelson Gallery of Art, Oklahoma Arts Center, Wichita Art Museum, and Dallas Museum for Contemporary Arts.


Austin Girl has a small amount of spatter on the surface of the oil, and an area of mildew on the reverse of the canvas. The bottom area of Landscape is unvarnished, probably an indication that Vaccaro had decided to crop the composition.