Sam Vokey is a graduate of Bowdoin College in Maine. He studied art in the atelier of R.H. Ives Gammell in Boston with Robert Cormier and Robert Douglas Hunter for four years. His painting style is most closely associated with the Boston School tradition as his technique crosses Realism with some of the softer edges and painterly qualities of Impressionism. His paintings explore sophisticated balances both of overall composition, and of light and dark values within the composition.
Mr. Vokey has received both the Frank Benson Award and the R.H. Ives Gammell Award at the Guild of Boston Artists where he is a frequent exhibitor. In 2009, he received the prestigious Edmund Tarbell Award at the Copley Society of Boston, and was also recipient of their John Singleton Copley Award, the highest honor given by the Copley Society.
Mr. Vokey’s paintings have been included in many books and magazines, including the cover of the book, The Boston School, published by Blue Tree Press. He was also the cover artist of the 2005 issue of American Artist magazine.
In 2006, one of Vokey’s still life paintings was acquired by The Cape Cod Museum of Art for its permanent collection. His paintings can be found in many corporate and private collections including: Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, At&T, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Liberty Mutual, and Marriott Hotels. His paintings are part of many private collections, nationally and internationally.