H88-0189.80. Vickers, Robert C. (1924-1987). Papers, 1949-2003. 1.50 linear ft. PARTIALLY RESTRICTED


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Native of York, New York; 1947 graduate of the State University College of New York at Geneseo; 1949 graduate of Columbia University; studied at Ecole des Beaux Arts, Fontainebleau, France, in 1949 and Academie Julian, Paris, France, in 1950; member of the art department faculty at many academic institutions, including Longwood College in Farmville, Virginia, from 1949-1950, Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, from 1950-1952, Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio, from 1952-1967, Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, from 1967-1969, and Hope College from 1969-1987; Hope College professor of drawing, painting, art history survey, Renaissance art history, and African art history; served as the department chair from 1969-1973; participant at many major art exhibits in the United States and Europe; served as an art consultant for the General Services Administration of the federal government, examining works commissioned by the Works Project Administration during the 1930s and early 1940s. The collection includes biographical information concerning Vickers, class work and syllabi while at Hope College, including his notebook for African Fine Arts (Art 459) and The History of Art (Art 101) classes. The collection also contains correspondence, some research, and an undated video titled ‘The Artist’-Robert Vickers.

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