Richard Jerzy was a well-known watercolor artist in the Detroit, Michigan area. His signature works were figures and still lives, and many famous Michigan families are collectors.
He grew up on Detroit's east side and developed an interest in painting as a teenager. He attended Detroit's Center for Creative Studies. The fine arts institution later hired him as a painting professor, a position he held for about 30 years.
Mr. Jerzy's final show in 2002 at the Design Center in Troy, was his finest ever, family members said. He sold out his 36 paintings in the four-day art show. He also has sold pieces to the Ford family.
This is a wonderful vibrantly colorful original work by Mr. Jerzy. It certainly represents one of his best works, in my opinion. Nowadays we see select exceptional works sold rarely, usually in galleries, while we see lower prices for less exceptional pieces. This is true in general about all artists.
Country of Origin: United States.
Size: 16" by 10" (sight); 26 1/4" by 17 1/2" framed.
Condition: Appears to be in Very Good Condition. Very well framed; triple matted, wood frame.
Not examined out of frame.
Provenance: Du Mouchelles Gallery.
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