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 J. Jesse McVicker  (1911 - 2004)

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Lived/Active: Oklahoma      Known for: abstract genre, landscape, aquatint

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1911 (Vici, Oklahoma)
2004 (Stillwater, Oklahoma)


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The following, submitted March 2005, is an obituary of J Jay McVicker, "a very accomplished artist who followed behind Mr. Doel Reed as the department chair of the Department of Art at Oklahoma State University". The source is the "Sweetwater News Press".

J. Jay McVicker, 92, of Stillwater, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004, in Westhaven Nursing Home, Stillwater.

He was born in Vici ,Oklahoma Oct. 18, 1911, to Jesse Allen and Clara Mae (Hendrick) McVicker. He married Laura Beth Paul Aug. 20, 1938. She died in 1993.

He was an artist and educator. He received his B.A. at Oklahoma State University, 1940 and his M.A. in 1941. He was on the faculty at OSU, Stillwater, 1941 as a professor of art, 1959-77, professor Emeritus, 1977, head department, 1959-77.

His exhibits included San Francisco Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Seattle Museum of Art, Museum of Non-Objective Painting, New York, Chicago Art Institute, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Denver Art Museum, William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, National Academy of Design, Downtown Gallery, New York, Pasadena Art Institute, Oakland Art Gallery, Isaac Delgado Museum of Art, New Orleans, Library of Congress, United States National Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Carnegie Institute, The Print Club of Philadelphia, Joslyn Memorial Art Museum, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Salon Des Realites Nouvelles, Paris, Galleria Origine, Rome, Whitney Museum of American Art and Momentum Mid-Continental, Chicago.

He is included in the following collections: Library of Congress, Stephen F. Austin State Teachers College, Texas, Springfield Art Museum, Missouri, Seattle Art Museum (Northwest Printmaking Collection), Brooks Memorial Art Gallery, Memphis, Tenn., Birmingham Public Library, Chapman Collection, Society of American Etchers Collection, California Water Color Society Collection, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Wichita Art Association, Chicago Society of Etchers Collection, Philbrook Art Center, Laguna Beach Art Association, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Joslyn Art Museum, numerous private collections and United States National Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

He has exhibits in group shows of prints abroad including Istanbul, Athens, Cairo, Manila, London, Brussels, Lyon, Rome, Vienna, Belgrade, Madrid, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Mexico, Norway, Casablanca, Saigon, Paris, Bordighera, Lima, Panama and Germany.

He is included in "Who's Who in American Art", "Who's Who in America" and "Who's Who in the World."

Submitted September 2004 by a representative of the Ashworth Collection of Native American and Western Art, Fort Smith, AR.

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