- An Afternoon with Donald Jurney
May 21, 2017
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Hear. See. Learn.
The NAA is privileged to have noted landscape painter and experienced teacher Donald Jurney in our galleries for a special afternoon open to members, non-members, artists, and non-artists alike. He will begin the afternoon with a talk, followed by an extended painting demonstration. During the demonstration, Mr. Jurney will answer questions and share technique
Sunday, May 21
Members $ 20, Non-members $25
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 is a member of The Guild of Boston Artists.
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.