2013 Commemorative Poster

Winter Sunset

the artist

Jerry Brown was born and raised in Kirksville, Missouri. He enrolled in college in 1964, took several art classes, enjoyed them and decided to earn a degree in Art Education. After two years in the Army he earned a Master’s Degree in Studio Art from the University of Missouri, Kansas City. Jerry taught High School art and worked as a watercolor artist for 30 years before moving to pastels. Many of the skills he developed with watercolor have influenced the way he uses pastels. He likes to paint a variety of subjects, figurative being his favorite. At present, he is busy painting landscapes of Missouri and Kansas.

 

the art

”I am always on the lookout for dramatic cloud formations.  I was fortunate to see this evening scene in the country near Lee’s Summit, Missouri, where a late winter snow covered the field and the clouds added character to the image.” – Jerry Brown

A member of the commemorative poster selection committee comments on Winter Sunset: “Outsiders often accuse the Midwest, and Missouri in particular, of being boring. This image begs you to believe otherwise. The rugged, snow-covered landscape and the inflamed sky invoke thoughts of both serenity and survival, terror and beauty.”

 

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winter sunset poster

The Commemorative Posters are available for $15 at:

Deck the Walls

at Columbia Mall

or

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300 S. Providence Road (M-F, 8 to noon & 1 to 5)

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