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Lot 131

NICK VACCARO "Widespread" (1965 Oil)

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Nick Vaccaro
(Kansas, 1931-2002)
Widespread, 1965
Oil on canvas
69" x 72"

Signed to the bottom right corner, titled and dated to the reverse, along with an entry card for the Twelfth Kansas Artists Annual exhibition, Wichita Art Museum, 1965. The frame measures 69 3/4" x 72 3/4" 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 paint flake at the bottom right. A little bit of dry cracking and mild scattered skinning to the paint layer. Mildew to the reverse of the canvas as photographed.