20 Objects That Shape Oklahoma

Image courtesy OSU Museum of Art.
Image courtesy OSU Museum of Art.

The City by J. Jay McVicker

Oklahoma State University Museum of Art

Many artists came to Oklahoma because of the university system, bringing influences from around the nation with them. Although they may not be household names, their works represent a piece of Oklahoma modernism and exemplify the way Oklahoma modernism followed and contributed to art trends of the nation as a whole. This oil on composite board was completed in 1952 by McVicker, who studied at Oklahoma State University and eventually became professor of art and chairman of the Department of Art at the university.