C. Augustus Jerez

Jerez_PortraitC. Augustus Jerez teaches
Oil Painting Landscape and Still Life Monday Evening 7:00 am – 9:00 pm.He can be contacted
by email at jerezart@optonline.net
or by phone at:
(973) 953-5027.
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C. Augustus Jerez is a longtime New Jersey resident, raised in Montclair and presently residing in Butler. After graduating from William Paterson University with a degree in Business Administration, Mr. Jerez studied at the Art Students League in New York City. There he studied with, and was class monitor for, both Robert Beverly Hale and Gustav Rehberger. Studying with Mr. Hale, the human anatomy was the center of focus. Studying with Mr. Rehberger, the focus was on being able to capture the human form quickly while gracefully depicting its elegance and beauty through form and composition.

After several years of figurative study at the Art Student’s League, Mr. Jerez directed his attention to painting. At the Ridgewood Art Institute in Ridgewood, New Jersey, he studied and monitored Arthur Maynard’s evening oil painting classes. Mr. Maynard was a disciple of the famous League instructor, Frank Vincent Dumond. He guided Mr. Jerez through the process of putting life into his art, landscape, seascape, still life or portrait.

Mr. Jerez captures the life of the subject by identifying the essential components of an object or scene and depicting them in the most simplistic manner to convey complete realism without neglecting the artistic elements of form and strong composition. He uses prismatic color and light effects in his paintings to create a sense of distance and drama while capturing both the weather conditions and the specific time of day.

His paintings have been exhibited nationally and are in many private collections. He was an exhibiting member of the National Arts Club, a member of The Hudson Valley Art Association, The Ridgewood Art Institute and a life member of the Art Students League. He is the recipient of many awards including The Lambertville Historical Society’s Friend of the Arts Award, The Ridgewood Art Institute’s Weber Marine Award and The Hudson Valley Art Association’s Prestigious Frank Vincent Dumond Award.

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