M A R Q U E S V I C K E R S
California figurative artist Marques Vickers, born September 11 1957, established his working studio in Vallejo, California in 2002 following four years in nearby Benicia to specialize in his figurative abstract forms on canvas and three-dimensional format.
As a contemporary painter and sculptor, Vickers' work is predominately oriented towards action female forms and nudes.
Born and raised in Vallejo where he currently lives and works, Vickers was a 1979 graduate of Azusa Pacific University and has completed postgraduate work at the University of Bourgogne in Dijon, France. He was the Executive Director of the Burbank, California Chamber of Commerce from 1979-84 and Vice-President of Sales for AsTRA Tours and Travel of Los Angeles from 1984-86.
An entrepreneur before becoming an artist, he has initiated and managed several business enterprises and become an internationally recognized spokesperson on the growing marketing role the Internet is assuming in the fine arts industry. His numerous self-produced websites have been the recipient of several Golden Web Awards from the International Association of Web Masters and Designers (IAWMD).
During January 2003, his biography was included in the Marquis "Who's Who In America". His work has been exhibited and profiled internationally and is part of several individual and corporate collections and commissions. Figurative artists who have been influential in his artistic evolvement include Constantin Brancusi, Alberto Giacometti, Jean Arp, Henry Moore, George Segal, Nathan Oliveira, Concha Benedito , Robert Arneson and Manuel Neri.
He has authored four books and during 2002 he established an initial series of royalty free photo image compact disks which are currently being marketed and expanded through his photography website at MixedColors.com.