Born in Dudley, Worcestershire, England, Vickers studied painting at Midland Institute, Birmingham; at Queen’s College; and with Henshaw. He came to Ottawa, Ontario in 1881. Working in oil, he is best known for his pastoral landscapes with mills, pools and cattle, and portraits. He also travelled and painted in Wales (1902); the Malvern Hills (1903) and Shropshire (1908) in England; and Scotland (1917). He died in Ottawa and exhibited with the RCA in 1880.
Biography courtesy of The Collector's Dictionary of Canadian Artists at Auction: Volume IV: S-Z