About Donald Jurney
We are so excited to have the opportunity to offer another of Donald Jurney's signature pieces at this year’s auction. 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 is a member of The Guild of Boston Artists and his work is widely collected internationally and is in the permanent collections of The Oakland Museum, The Museum of the City of New York, and the Hudson River Museum
Mr. 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.
In 2016, Mr. Jurney received the Edmund C. Tarbell Prize from the Guild of Boston Artists and exhibited a large group of recent paintings in Westport, CT at the new branch of his Boston gallery, Quidley & Company. Also in 2016, Mr. Jurney and his wife Kim established, under the umbrella of the NAA, the Donald and Kim Jurney Traveling Fellowship. This February (2017) the Fellowship awarded its first grant of $5000 for travel and painting in Europe.
This piece, Willows And Mist 24 x 20, offered to the 2018 NAA Auction is a brilliant example of Mr. Jurney's work. The overall effect of his paintings is serenity and beauty… though close observation reveals an expert handling of paint, a skillful combination of dry brush, impasto, and glazing techniques.
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