Jerry Opper Mid Century 1950's Abstract Gouache Painting

Jerry Opper Mid Century 1950's Abstract Gouache Painting


Jerry Opper, c. 1950's, Gouache on Arches Paper, Abstract, 15" x 22", Unframed

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Early abstract expressionist painting by Bay Area abstract expressionist artist, Jerry Opper (1924-2014). Abstract done on Arches paper and signed lower left in paint Jerry O. Unframed piece measures 15" x22", c. 1950's. This piece came from a collection of his and his wife, Ruth Opper's work in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Excellent Condition - Minor wear consistent with age and history. Areas around edges of paper have no paint from being taped. 

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.