About Jerry Blank
Jerry Blank’s current themes are historical in nature “The Art of Music” and “Sports Legends. ”The Art of Music” captures the movement and sounds of the vibrating beats and rhythms of America and its music greats throughout the decades of jazz, rock and country music. Vibrant colors and bold strokes dominate Jerry’s canvases. Each work of art pays a symbolic and historical tribute to the immortal musical giants like Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Billie Holiday, and Jerry’s Rat Pack– Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr., Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, The Beatles, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Johnny Cash, Santana, Jerry Garcia, Janis Joplin, Elvis and John Stewart of Kingston Trio. These highly sought after and collected paintings captures the character and musical soul of each artist. Jerry’s raison d’être is to provoke and inspire the viewers’ visual memory of these great artists and their music and peak the curiosity of a younger generation with these grand salutes to these great musicians and entertainers.
“Sports Legends” is a new series of paintings paying tribute to great sports figures— Mohammad Ali, Jackie Robinson, Derek Jeter, Sandy Koufax, Walter Payton, Kobe Bryant, Wilt Chamberlain, Richard Petty, Jeff Gordon, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods and more.
In addition, Blank has painted a collection of over thirty Las Vegas paintings— “Impressions of Vegas” which captures the excitement, pulse and legacy of this vibrant city. As Vegas changes and evolves over the decades, the paintings have a historical quality, in addition to their timeless and moving beauty. A natural extension to the Las Vegas theme is a triptych which celebrates the fabulous production shows—Lido, Follies Bergere and Jubilee. “Showgirls of Las Vegas” are works in progress.
His formidable artistic education and art career spans over forty years, having studied art and design at San Jose State University. He went on to receive his BS degree in Industrial Design from SJSU. His art finds inspiration in the French Impressionist movement and a recent year long sabbatical in Paris which prolifically yielded over fifty paintings of old world and European inspirations. Jerry Blank’s works has been in galleries in New York, West Palm Beach, Hilton Head, Houston, Nantucket, San Jose, Las Vegas and many cruise ships on the seven seas.