Robert Vickrey ’47 BFA ’50, a renowned painter of magic realism, has died in his home in Naples, Florida, the New York Times reported.

Vickrey mastered the Renaissance technique known as egg tempera, a technique that utilizes only contents of egg yolk to create an artistic rendering.

At Yale, Vickrey developed his interest in egg tempera after taking a class with Professor Lewis E. York.

Vickrey, is survived by his son, Scott, of Los Angeles, his second wife, Beverly Bowen Rumage; a half-brother, Caleb Whitbeck of Petaluma, Calif.; two daughters, Elizabeth Nicole McMartin of Saratoga, N.Y., and Wendy Caroline Vickrey of Wilton, Conn; and five grandchildren.

Clarification: April 20, 2011

An earlier version of this article should have mentioned that Vickrey also received a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Yale in 1950.