(Kansas, 1931-2002) Portal
, circa 1965
Oil on canvas
72" x 69"
Signed to the bottom right corner and titled to the reverse. The frame measures 72 1/2" x 69 1/2" x 1 1/2".
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.
There is a horizontal stretcher crack along the top of the painting, and some mild dust accumulated on the paint layer. Mildew across the reverse of the canvas as photographed.