Theme/Style – Figurative art, portraits, still lifes, murals
Media – Oils, watercolors, mosaics, lithography
Artistic Focus – Though not as well-known as many of his fellow Southern California Modernists Jerre Murry’s gifts in the area of color and design were highly prized by gallerists, collectors and his Federal Art Project supervisors. He was extremely versatile, painting arresting portraits, attractive still lifes, and more abstract or Cubist figural works and landscapes with equal skill and energy. One of Murry’s greatest champions was Los Angeles Times art critic Arthur Millier, who said of Murry, “He lives in a world of ideal forms, a world in which figures move with rare rhythm, in which distances and colors have lovely measure.”
Selection of Works by this Artist
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