Art Brokerage: Charles Vickery American Artist: b. 1913-1998. Charles Vickery was born in Hinsdale, Illinois. Recognized as the "finest seascape artist of our time" by the Los Angeles Maritime Museum, Charles Vickery was known for his dramatic paintings of the sea. Vickery brought a new meaning to the term "marine art" as he submerged himself in the study of the constant interplay of nature—the sun, sky, wind and water all working together. He developed the ability to paint the infinite moods of water—to make it come to life. Vickery's technique and use of color allows us to experience the ever present movement of water. Vickery's works can be found in many private and public collections as well as museums.