ROBERT M. KULICKE (1924-2007)Pear on Grey Background, n.d.Watercolor and gouache on paper6 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches (sight)Signed at lower center (in pencil) and insdistinctly dated: KulickeFramed
PROVENANCEThe artistBarbara Kulicke, his wifeThe artist's granddaughter
ROBERT M. KULICKE (1924-2007)
- ROBERT M. KULICKE was born in Philadelphia in 1924 and attended the Tyler School of Art (Temple University) and the Philadelphia Museum School. In 1949, he studied in Paris with Fernand Léger at the Academie Leger, Paris. Davis & Langdale Company exclusively represented the work of Robert M. Kulicke since 1974 and continues to represent the estate of the artist.Robert M. Kulicke primarily painted still lifes, such as a jar of olives, a bouquet of flowers and, his signature subject, pears. Intimate in scale, Kulicke's paintings are often paired with frames handmade by the artist, frequently based on historical frame designs.
Kulicke had an annual exhibition at Davis & Langdale Company from 1974 until his death in 2007. He also had exhibitions at Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania State University (1978), John F. Warren, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, (Color of Money: Robert Kulicke’s Dollar Bill Paintings, 1988), Columbia Museums of Art and Science, South Carolina (1983), and Campbell-Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco (1991, 1994) and others. Since the early 1960s, Robert M. Kulicke has designed frames for both traditional and contemporary use.