One of my early art heroes was Robert Vickery. Next to Andrew Wyeth was one of the premiere practitioners of egg tempera. Sadly Mr. Vickery passed away at age 84 in April of 2011. He started out as an illustrator completeing 77 Time Magazine covers before setting off into the world of fine arts. I did get a chance to meet him at group exhibit that I had work in when I was much younger. He was the featured artist. To really appreciate his work you had to see it in person.
Below are a number of links, including a new book on his work that was recently published. His demonstrations in were pivotal in my understanding of the medium of egg tempera. JJP Links: Gallery Obituary: Here You Tube videos: Here and Here Amazon Book Links: Here and Here