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Photography: Oil, Graphite, Gelatin, Black & White on Paper.
This is an original oil painting and graphite drawing on a gelatin silver print photograph. The subject matter is a young woman's portrait. The palette is caucasian bold flesh tones and vivid blues with grays, blacks and some gold highlights. The work is in pristine condition and signed by the artist.
Title: "Passive Notice I"
Artist: Jerry De La Cruz (b 1948, Denver, CO)
Size: 10" height x 8" width (image)
16" height x 14" width (matting)
Medium: Oil and graphite on mounted gelatin silver print
Framing: None. Matted in black museum board. Pictured with framing for sizing perspective only
Signature: Front lower right
Jerry De La Cruz (b 1948, Denver, CO) has been a full-time professional fine artist since 1975. He was the subject of a museum-wide retrospective at Denver's Museo de las Americas in 2015-2016. He is listed among the three dozen most influential regional artists of the twentieth century in a Denver Post survey of regional curators and proved the best selling artist at the first International Latino Art Auction in Phoenix, AZ. The Denver Art Museum's first purchase of a living Hispanic's work for its permanent collection was a De La Cruz. Years later, he was the only artist considered when that same museum wanted to commission a major, contemporary digital work commemorating the opening of its new Libeskind Building. De La Cruz was the recipient of back-to-back artist in residency grants from Colorado in his early career and received as well their very last painting fellowship. Other honors include award of Best Art Event of the Year by Westword Magazine and appointment to Denver’s Commission on Arts and Culture.