Donald Jurney


About the Artist

Donald Jurney was born in Rye, New York, in 1945, and was educated at Columbia University, the Pratt Institute, and the Art Students League.

He began his career, nearly thirty years ago, with a one-man show at a temporary gallery space in The Hudson House, Cold Spring, New York. A group of prescient collectors bought up the paintings at prices from fifty to two hundred dollars. Since then, through more than twenty subsequent one-man exhibitions, the reception has been the same — sold-out show after sold-out show.

Jurney’s work is firmly rooted in the great landscape tradition, stretching from Dutch 17th century painting through the Barbizon and Hudson River Schools, to late 19th and early 20th century French and American impressionism. Nonetheless, one cannot mistake the evidence that his work is also informed and enlivened by the influence of modern painting. It is this union, one of timeless motif and of lively surface, that distinguishes his work from both his predecessors and his contemporaries, making his paintings very much of our time, and instantly recognizable.

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Donald Jurney
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