Jerry Buchanan devoted his life
to painting, teaching and study. Born in Wichita, Kansas he lived much of his adult years in the
Little Italy area of Manhattan, NY near SoHo galleries where he was often
featured as an exhibitor. He lists 54 major works of art in his
retrospective. Many have been sold and exist in various collections today.
Twelve major representations of Buchanan's lifetime works of art are are
presented in his website. Landscape is an undated
painting first appearing in Jerry's sketchbooks in 1972; the sketchbooks are
featured in the website with the painting to illustrate the evolution of his concept. Narcissus is an emotionally stirring diptych
once exhibited extensively in New York Galleries. The
Dead Duck triptch was Jerry's final work,
created as he struggled with cancer. The
colors and imaginative shapes in Jerry's paintings are as alive on his
canvases today as they were when he painted them in his studio at 99 Chrystie Street, two decades or more ago.
Sequential and Diaristic Drawings
Buchanan employed a style of
painting often referred to as "sequential and diaristic." He spent
months building each work, invoking the feelings of his life story onto the
canvas. The colors reflect the darkness and lightness he felt in his
soul; the shapes often told the story of interrelationships between mind and
body. These works of art were conceived
during hours upon hours of deep, emotional introspection, and a hunger for
resolution to problems in his personal life. Jerry's love for his
students has been magnificently preserved though his journals and letters
recording his days at Princeton University.
Surely all of this emotion contributed to the texture of this captivating art,
and made Jerry a beautiful human being.
try to communicate in art? Can we help fellow humans understand more
about life, what it is to be human? Can art help offset negatives of
life: war, bigotry, greed, hate? "
Personal Journal 1987
We hope you enjoy browsing
and consider purchasing some of this magnificent, original art.
information concerning purchasing or exhibition please see
Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut
American Telephone and Telegraph, New York City
Orlando Diaz, San Francisco, California
Thomas Disch, New York
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Gerstin, Washington, D.C.
Robert Herschkowitz, London, England
Ronald Lauder, New York
Estate of Barry Lowen, Los Angeles, California
Jeffrey Paley, New York City
The Reiner Family Collection, Bethesda, Maryland
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