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Lot 133

NICK VACCARO "Surroundings" (Oil ca. 1960s)

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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Nick Vaccaro
(Kansas, 1931-2002)
Surroundings, circa mid-1960s
Oil on canvas
68" x 60"

Signed to the bottom right corner, signed and titled to the reverse. The frame measures 68 1/2" x 60 1/2" x 1 1/12".

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 paint layer is in very good condition, with no retouching. The lower half of the reverse of the canvas shows mildew.