1936 – 1992
devoted his life to painting, teaching and study. He lived most of his
adult years in the Little Italy area of Manhattan near the SoHo galleries
was often featured as an exhibitor. He lists 54 major works of art in
his retrospective. Many have been sold and exist in various
Born in Wichita, Kansas, Jerry Buchanan demonstrated his artistic talent
during a childhood bout with rheumatic fever, ages 7 to 9. He later
attended art classes at Wichita Art Association School and in high school.
He received his BFA from the University of Kansas and after a year-long
stint as Assistant Director of the Wichita Arts Association, he relocated to
New York City. He returned to KU for graduate studies and subsequently
received an International Exchange Scholarship to Reading University in
Reading, Berkshire, England.
Mr. Buchanan taught Visual
Arts 210: Introduction to Drawing at Princeton University during the years
1979 - 1991. James Seawright, director of the Visual Arts Program
said, "Jerry is well-known in New York and in this area." Buchanan was been
affiliated with three major Soho galleries.
Highly acclaimed, Mr. Buchanan’s works were featured in a number of one-man
exhibitions and numerous group shows. He is collected by connoisseurs in
the US and Europe.
A complete list of Jerry Buchanan's
paintings may be found in his Retrospective
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Highly influenced by the
spiritual values of Abstract Expressionism, he incorporated found objects
from nature into paintings. Color was initially reduced to primaries while
he continued to use collaged and dimensional elements. In 1982 he painted
acrylic on plywood heavily collaged with glass, wire, tape, string and
staples. In 1988 he adopted the tradition of Lyrical Abstraction continuing
with a collage-paint connection. Late in his career he evolved from acrylic
to oil with less collage element.
1958 BFA, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
1959 Graduate Studies, University of Kansas
Reading University, Reading Berkshire, England
respected teacher and guest lecturer, Mr. Buchanan worked to discover what
the student wanted to achieve and then coached him/her to reach those goals
rather than trying to mold the student to his personal preferences/style.
Lecturer, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
1987 Guest Lecturer, Maryland Institute College of Art,
1981/2/3 Instructor, Parsons School of Design, New York City
1982 Guest Lecturer, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New
Guest Lecturer, Brown
University, Providence, Rhode Island
1980 Guest Lecturer, Parsons School of Design, New York City
1976/7/8 Visiting Lecturer, Princeton University, Princeton, New
1976 Visiting Lecturer, University of California, Santa Cruz,
1975 Adjunct Lecturer, York College of the City University of
Guest Lecturer, Brooklyn
Museum Art School, Brooklyn, New York
Guest Lecturer, C.W.
Post Center of Long Island University, Greenvale, New York
Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
1974 Adjunct Lecturer, York College of the City University of
Guest Lecturer, Rutgers
University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
1972 Visiting Lecturer, University of Kansas, Lawrence,
Guest Lecturer, Queens College of the City University of New York
Klein, Ellen Lee. “Sequential and Diaristic Drawings.” Arts
Magazine, May, p. 105.
Doan-Johnson, Susan. The Trenton Times, December 1, p. DD1.
Klein, Ellen Lee. “Nocturne.” Arts Magazine, October.
“Nocturne.” Arts Magazine, October.
Lewis, Brian. “Profile.” Gold Coast Magazine, Fall Issue.
Keefe, Jeffrey. “Generation.” Artforum, May, pp. 60-61.
“Generation.” Art News, April, pp. 154, 156.
“Mysterious Roses and Muscular Reliefs.” The Soho Weekly News,
February 22, pp. 30, 54.
Robins, Corinne. “Constructs and Animals.” Arts Magazine,
June, p. 18.
Russell, John. New York Times, May 17, p. 14.
da Vinci, Mona. The
Soho Weekly News, May 1, p. 38.
Bell, Jane. “Ten Painters in New York.” Arts Magazine,