Jonas Gerard

ARTIST INFORMATION

Jonas Gerard

My work has led me on a totally unpredictable journey for nearly 50 years as I constantly discover new forms of self expression, and the absolute joy of discovery is an integral part of who I am as an artist. At this time my style is highly abstract, working primarily on large canvases. I love to experiment with composition, using multiple layers of colorful acrylics over a textural base. This gives my paintings a life and presence, drawing audiences into experiencing the work with more than just their eyes.

Born in Casablanca, Morocco in 1941 of French and Brazilian ancestry, Jonas Gerard immigrated to America at the age of thirteen and began participating in art shows on the streets of New York at sixteen.  Living the professional and personal life of an artist since then, he has been “blessed or cursed” (to quote the artist) with a need to express the constant non-stop flow of energy that surrounds his daily life. His work can be found in numerous permanent national and international collections. In 1975 his Bicentennial Portrait of the United States, “We the People”, was presented to President Gerald Ford at the White House and is now a permanent part of the Smithsonian collection. A self-represented artist, today Jonas travels around the country, participating in about 40 group exhibitions and major art festivals each year. “For me, connecting with my audience one-on-one is as important as the painting itself.” For a complete experience of the visual and sensorial world of Jonas Gerard, visit www.jonasgerard.com

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

  • President Gerald Ford
  • Burger King, Miami FL
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • World Bank
  • Citibank Intl.
  • Deutsche GenossenschaftsBank
  • Siemens Energy and Automations
  • Worldwide Nissan
  • Price Waterhouse
  • Halstead Industries, Grand Rapids, MI
  • DIAGEO Distillers and Vintners
  • Congressman Paul Rogers, Palm Beach, FL
  • Judy Drucker, Concert Association of FL
  • Collector Marty Margulies, Miami, FL
  • Commissioner Susan Gotlieb, Miami, FL
  • University of Minnesota, GTE Directories
  • Congressman E. Clay Shaw, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

  • The Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC
  • The Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • The Bass Museum of Art, Miami, FL
  • The Boca Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
  • The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, FL
  • The University of California – Berkeley Museum
  • The Jewish Museum, Miami Beach, FL

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • “An Evening Among the Artists” Fairchild Tropical Gardens, Coral Gables, FL
  • “NY Art Expo”, Jacob Jarvits Center, NYC
  • “SOFA CHICAGO”, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
  • “SOFA MIAMI “, Coconut Grove, Miami, FL
  • Turnberry  Gallery, Miami, FL
  • King’s Chosen Exhibitions, Ann Arbor, MI
  • “Art and Science”  Fairchild Tropical Gardens, Miami, FL
  • Diego Victoria Gallery, N. Miami Beach, FL
  • Museum of Discovery, Ft Lauderdale, FL
  • Palm Avenue Gallery, Sarasota, FL
  • Matthew Scott Gallery, Miami, FL
  • Ocean Drive Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
  • Art Resources Gallery , Chicago, IL & Minneapolis, MN
  • “BBC Gardener’s Live”, Steel Outdoor Sculpture, Birmingham, England
  • Tavelli Gallery, Aspen, CO
  • “Pablo Picasso: Homage To a Modern Icon”, Fraser Gallery, Washington DC

2006 Exhibition schedule includes Miami, FL; Chicago, IL; Columbus, OH; Montreal, Canada; Washington D.C.; Dallas, TX, Atlanta, GA.

For a complete schedule, please contact Turning Point Gallery.

240 Clingman Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: 828-350-7711
Fax: 828-350-7755
web: JonasGerard.com

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