Squire J. Vickers

American (1872–1947)

Cityscape with Sun


Oil on burlap

Museum purchase


Vickers studied architecture at Cornell University and was Chief Designing Architect for the New York subway system (1906–1942). He also painted. After the famous 1913 Armory Show introducing European modernism to America, he turned away from naturalistic representation. He began using simplified forms and expressive color deriving from Expressionism and Cubism. The energetic city scene relates to dynamic, cubist-inspired views of Manhattan made during this era.

More works of art in the category: American

96 works of art See all

Other ways to explore the collection