Ricky Ciccimarra

Richard Ciccimarra was born in Vienna, Austria and was largely a self-taught artist.  He immigrated to Canada in 1955, via England and the West Indies, and made Victoria his home.

Ciccimarra became well known for his very distinctive paintings and drawings, which were widely exhibited both locally and on a national level. He established his national and international reputation with his outstanding work, which is still avidly collected, when that opportunity arises.

Ciccimarra was known as a master fly fisherman and guide and appeared in several films by Karl Spreitz including the award winning Spring Steelhead on Vancouver Island.  Ciccimarra and Spreitz were very close friends and fellow Canadians of Austrian heritage.

Source: Vicky Husband, March 2013