1940-1950's Attr. Jerry Opper Mid Century Watercolor Still Life

1940-1950's Attr. Jerry Opper Mid Century Watercolor Still Life


Jerry Opper
Fruit Still Life
c. 1940-1950's
Watercolor on Arches Paper
11" x 15", Unframed

Good Condition - Minor wear consistent with age and history. Tape remnants on top and bottom.

Early still life painting attributed to Bay Area abstract expressionist artist, Jerry Opper (1924-2014). Still life done on Arches paper and is not signed. Unframed piece measures 11" x 11", c. 1940-1950's. This piece came from a collection of his and his wife, Ruth Opper's work in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Jerry Opper (1924-2014)

He attended art classes at Chouinard Art Institute. In 1942 he was drafted into the army and was then able to study at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center while stationed in Colorado. In 1947, he moved to San Francisco. Mr. Opper then enrolled at the California School of Fine Arts. Opper’s prints have been included in several major shows throughout the country: Oakland Art Gallery; Sacramento State Fair; San Francisco Museum of Art; International Color Lithography Exhibition at Cincinnati, Ohio; Pennell Print Show at the Library of Congress, Washington D.C.; Brooklyn Museum Print Show; Los Angeles County Fair, Pomona; City of Paris Rotunda Gallery, San Francisco.

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