Victor Aaron Pickett

by | May 19, 2022 | Obituaries

Norfolk—Victor Aaron Pickett, 87, died March 17, 2022, in Norfolk, Va.

He was born June 15, 1934, in Durham, N.C., the only child of Victor W. And Merrill C Pickett. He graduated from Durham High School in 1953 and served in the United States Navy. Victor earned a Bachelor of Science degree in product design from the School of Design at North Carolina State University in Raleigh in 1963. He received his MS in art from East Carolina University in 1964. He then became a sculptor and professor of art at Old Dominion University for 40 years. His sculptures are found throughout Tidewater, the southeast, and various art museums, including two at the Sandler Family Campus of the Tidewater Jewish Community.

Victor Pickett is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Leeor; three daughters, Dominique Pickett; Michele Benson (Stephen); Nicole O’Connor (John); five grandchildren, Victoria Benson, Stephen Benson, Patrick Benson, Michael O’Connor, Jon-Luc O’Connor; and his former wife, Yvonne G. Pickett.

Please consider a donation to a local arts program or the Norfolk SPCA.

No service is planned at this time.