Private Collection, till 2020
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Morning Street Scene, South Melbourne, 1955
oil on canvas
45.00 x 55.00
signed and dated on reverse
Born in Norway, Vike served on whaling ships before settling in Perth in 1929. He studied under George Pitt Morison and shared a studio with Herbert McClintock before beginning to exhibit his Perth city-scapes and surrounding landscape paintings in 1938. In 1941 he moved to Melbourne where street-scenes continued as a preferred subject. He often painted with Len Annois and Alan McCulloch. He moved to Adelaide in 1972 and finally back to Perth.
Further works by the Artist
The Lane, West Melbourne
oil and ink on canvas on board, 34.50 x 39.50
Since its establishment in 1984, the Charles Nodrum Gallery’s exhibition program embraces a diversity of media and styles - from painting, sculpture & works on paper to graphics and photography; from figurative, geometric, gestural, surrealist & social comment to installation & conceptually based work.