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Lot 201

NICK VACCARO "Spring Bouquet" (Early 1960s Collagraph)

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Nick Vaccaro
(Kansas, 1931-2002)
Spring Bouquet, early 1960s
Collagraph on paper
27" x 21 3/4" (sheet)

An early example of collagraphy, a modern printmaking process introduced by Glen Alps in 1955. Pencil-signed, titled, and numbered (1/ 6) to the bottom margin. Not framed.

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.


The left edge of the sheet has a line of residue from an old mat hinge. Mild smudging in the margins, and a single moisture spot in the top left margin.