Welcome to the authorized website of the artist
This site is maintained by The Estate of Robert Remsen Vickrey
“Unquestionably among my most profoundly eye-opening experiences, was an accidental encounter with a Robert Vickrey painting as a young graduate student. I was flipping through the storage bins at the Midtown Galleries in Manhattan. What hit me was this artist’s ability for pushing the limits within its fictive pictorial space.
Vickrey balances the dichotomy between conceptual abstraction and virtuoso naturalism. Exploring a repertoire of children, nuns, bicycle shadows while nailing down every blade of grass or fleeting cloud, he teases our visual sensibilities with an uncanny sense of poetic realism.
From that moment to the present, there isn’t a dancing set of shadows pulsating on a white blanket of snow that can escape my shared communion with his ability of translating to all of us ‘how to see.’
Suspended in time and space, a thousand times I’ve fortunately come to realize what collectors and museum visitors intuitively understand: ‘now that’s a signature Vickrey painting!'”