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Richard Jerzy's "To Greg," 1996.
Growing up on Detroit’s Eastside, Richard Jerzy (1943-2001) fine-tuned his artistic talents while attending Detroit’s Center for Creative Studies. He was later hired by the school as a painting professor and held the position for nearly thirty years, cultivating a deep personal relationship with the Detroit art community. “To Greg” shows his versatility as an abstract figuralist and his strong artistic connections to his contemporaries in the Detroit Cass Corridor Movement.
While his serene Ikebana style watercolors were inspired by the nature found in his personal garden, “To Greg” highlights Jerzy’s ability to intertwine contemporary realism with an expressionist celebration of imperfection. This 1996 still life, which he dedicated to his longtime partner, Greg Jozsa, was likely inspired by his puppeteer Indian Hills neighbor. An oil on canvas that conveys the complexity of his home city, “To Greg” is equally representative of the colorful whimsy and light of Detroit.
This piece measures 20” wide and 24” high. Signed lower right, titled and dated verso. Currently priced at $550, this piece is available for $440 for this week only! Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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This Week’s Michigan Art Gallery Director's Pick: Richard Jerzy’s “To Greg”, 1996.