Robert Nickle

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Robert Nickle (1919 in Saginaw, Michigan – 1980) was a 20th-century American artist known primarily for his "street scrap" collage work.

In 1943 he graduated from the University of Michigan where he studied architecture and design. Nickle worked and taught primarily in Chicago, Illinois where he was affiliated with the New Bauhaus under László Moholy-Nagy, then with the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).


Robert Nickle's work is included in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, David and Alfred Smart Gallery, Whitney Museum of American Art, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Indianapolis Museum, Smithsonian Museum, Carnegie Institute Museum and the National Gallery in Washington.

Abstract collage by Robert Nickle

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