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Author Marques Vickers re-established his northern California art and creative operations following a five-year residence in southern France between 2005-2009. His figurative painting and sculptural works have been sold and exhibited internationally since 1986 (MarquesV.com).
Born in 1957, Vickers grew up in Vallejo, California. He is a 1979 Business Administration graduate from Azusa Pacific University in the Los Angeles area. Following graduation, he became the Executive Director of the Burbank, California Chamber of Commerce between 1979-84. He later served as Vice President of Sales for AsTRA Tours and Travel in Westwood, California between 1984-86.
Following a brief residence in Dijon, France, he founded Marquis Enterprises in 1987. His operations included sports apparel exporting, fine wine brokering and travel and tour operations until 2005 and his move to southern France. In 2005, he authored Marketing and Buying Fine Art Online through Allworth Press of New York.
Returning from his French residence, he began the Marquis Gallery (ArtsInAmerica.com) focused on reselling rare books, collectibles, fine art and wine through online marketplace stores and barter exchanges. The Marquis Gallery publishes eBooks under the website InsiderBooks.com and sold through numerous online bookseller outlets.
He has two daughters, Charline and Caroline, both residing in France.