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 Malcolm McVickar  (1915 - 2009)

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Lived/Active: California      Known for: landscape, seascape, marine

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Malcolm McVickar was born in Tuxedo Park, New York, in 1915. He attended Harvard University and was graduated from Columbia School of Business in 1938. He studied with Anzonella K. McVickar, Zoltan Szabo, Julius Delbos, George Post, Richard Yip, Christopher Schink, Barbara Irvine, and Jerry Stitt.

During WWII he commanded several minesweepers in the Atlantic, Pacific and Far East, retiring as a Lieutenant USNR. He was a real estate broker, and held various industrial positions over a 40 year period, prior to retiring and devoting his uninterrupted attention to painting.

One of his favorite sports is sailing, and the love of it is reflected in his water scenes. In 1997 at the Napa County Fair in Northern California (a local show in which he often enters his most recent work) he was awarded "Best of Show, All Media," First Place in watercolor for his elegant "Victorian Splendor " Second Place for his dramatic "Seventh Wave," and Honorable Mention for "Reflected Light on the Palisades."

He lived in the East, Middle West, Southern California,  Marin County in Northern California, and St. Helena, California, among the vineyards of Napa Valley, America's Provence.

He died in Marin County in 2009.

A Curriculum Vitae:

Exhibitions, Recognition and Awards:
East Bay Watercolor Society 1978-1980
Marin Watercolor Society 1979-1980-1982
Marin Artists Society, Romantic View, Juried Show
Massachusetts Regional Art Exhibition - Honorable Mention 1950 Napa County Art Show
Napa Town and Country Fair Art Show
San Francisco Hall of Flowers: (Special Recognition Award 1975) (Gold Medal of Honor 1976-1977) (Award of Excellence 1978)
San Francisco Zellerbach Building, Juried Shows, Exhibitor (Merit Award 1989)Several one man shows

Art Societies:
American Artists Professional League
American Watercolor Society
Marin County Watercolor Society
Marin Society of Artists - Past President and Life Member
Napa Arts Council
National Watercolor Society
North West Watercolor Society
Rocky Mountain Watercolor Society
San Diego Watercolor Society
Society of Western Artists
Wine Country Artists

AV Fine Arts

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