Robert M. Kulicke

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1924 - 2007, Valley Cottage, New York)

North America, American

Kulicke mastered several careers: painter, jeweler and frame maker. He attended Tyler Shool of Art and the Philadelphia Museum School. In 1949 he travelled to Paris to study with painter Fernand Leger. While in Paris, he apprenticed himself to several master frame makers. Returning to New York, he opened Kulike Frames where he created period frames and developed widley used modern frames. His simple polished aluminum frame would be used on hundreds of works by artists and became a museum standard. He returned to painting in the mid- 1950s. A man of many interests, he revived ancient enameling techniques, establidhes a school for jewelry making and was a dealer in medieval art and textiles.

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