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Jerry O'Day
(1912 - 1986)

Mobile Patterns
Ink and Crayon
15" x 22"

Jerry O'Day (1912-1986)

Post War California artist, Jerry O'Day studied at the Cornish School of Fine Arts in Seattle; studied with Beniamino Bufano for two years. She lived in the artist's colony at the Cod fishery with artist David Lemon on Belvedere Island in the San Francisco Bay Area from 1942 - 1963.


Chronicle art critic Alfred Frankenstein's 1962 assessment: "Miss O'Day is an extremely clever and accomplished virtuoso of the pen who manages to be influenced by Klee and Mary Petty and the late Signor Piranesi (but fortunately not all at once). I liked her best in her vertiginously speedy abstractions."


Solo Exhibitions

City of Paris, Rotunda Gallery

Lucien Labaudt Gallery, 1963

Torrance Gallery, San Anselmo, 1955

Marin Art Gallery, Sausalito, 1956

Palace of The Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 1962

East & West Gallery, Fillmore Street, San Francisco

Landmarks Gallery, Marin County, 1991


Selected Group Exhibitions
65th Annual Painting and Sculpture Exhibition of the San Francisco Art Association at the San Francisco Museum of Art, 1945; 

Fourth Winter Invitational, California Palace of The Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 1963.

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