Jerry Blank’s current theme in his world premiere historical tribute series The Art of Music captures the movement and sounds of the vibrating beats and rhythms of America and its music greats throughout the decades in jazz, rock and country, in vibrant colors and bold stokes and with all that jazz! Each work of art pays a symbolic and historical tribute to the immortal musical giants like Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Billie Holiday, and Jerry’s Rat Pack— tributes to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr., Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin Stevie Ray Vaughn, Johnny Cash, Santana, Jerry Garcia, Janis Joplin, Eric Clapton, Elvis and John Stewart of Kingston Trio. This highly sought after and collected artistic musical tribute painting series, captures the character and musical soul of each artist. The artist’s raison d’etre is to provoke and inspire the viewers’ visual memory of these great artists and their music and also to peak the curiosity of a younger generation with these grand salutes to these great musicians and entertainers. Blank’s watercolors, acrylics and oils are in prestigious private and public collections throughout North America and Europe.
His formidable artistic education and art career spans over forty years, having studied art and design at San Jose State University. He went on to receive his BS degree in Industrial Design from SJSU. His art finds inspiration in the French Impressionist movement and a recent year long sabbatical in Paris prolifically yielded over fifty paintings of old world and European inspirations. Jerry Blank has also built a collection of over thirty Las Vegas Strip paintings which capture the excitement, pulse and legacy of this vibrant city. As Vegas changes and evolves over the decades, the paintings have a historical quality in addition to their timeless and moving beauty. Jerry Blanks works are in galleries in New York, West Palm Beach, Hilton Head, Chicago, Houston, San Jose, and Las Vegas.