My parents met in George Bridgman's class at the Art Students League of New York. My father was a professional cartoonist of note, my mother an exceptional painter who didn't pursue a career in art. With their support I spent the better part of six years drawing and painting the figure in art school, and after leaving, continued painting the figure in the interior. My goal was to create a visual diary that would be a pictorial record of artists and friends. Then, as now, I was intrigued by the portrait and figure as a most sacred subject.

I never formally studied landscape painting. If you discount the thousands of hours spent poring through books and walking through museums, I suppose I am self-taught. Since moving to Connecticut in 1994 and painting outdoors in earnest, I’ve become more appreciative of the role of abstraction in the representational process—if the shapes aren’t interesting to begin with, no amount of elaboration will save the composition.

Whether painting the portrait, figure or landscape I work from life. I like to paint fairly large and rapidly.

Jerry Weiss studied drawing with Roberto Martinez in Miami, Florida, and drawing and painting with Harvey Dinnerstein, Robert Beverly Hale, Mary Beth McKenzie, Ted Seth Jacobs and Jack Faragasso at The Art Students League and the National Academy in New York City. He has had numerous one-man exhibitions in museums and galleries, and his paintings are represented in public, private and corporate collections. Jerry teaches figure drawing and painting year-round at the Art Students League of New York, as well as intensive workshops there and in other venues around the country. He has taught and lectured at art schools and art associations in Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, and Washington, and was an instructor at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts for fifteen years. Weiss is a Contributing Editor for The Artist’s Magazine,for which he writes features, and the ‘Master Class’


Jerry Weiss teaches figure drawing/painting and landscape painting year-round
at the Art Students League in New York City
as well as workshops around the country.

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Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Winona, Minnesota

Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, Oregon

The Haggin Museum, Stockton, California

Las Cruces Museum of Art, Las Cruces, New Mexico

Museum of the Southwest, Midland, Texas

Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas

Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, Texas

Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, Alabama

Cornell Museum of Art and American Culture, Delray Beach, Florida



Stony Creek Gallery, Stony Creek, Connecticut, August 14- 23, 2009

Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art, University of Connecticut, Avery Point,
November 6- December 20, 2009

'The Figure', Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, September 12 - October 17.
Opening September 12, from 5 to 7 PM, with an artist talk on October 8 at 12:30 PM.

'Landscapes', West Hartford Public Library, through September

"Observations From Life: Temporal and Timeless''
at the Ruggiero Gallery, Madison, Connecticut, May 2-June 16, 2008

Jenkins and Ingram Gallery, Wiscasset, Maine
New England Landscape Invitational, Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme, CT

"The Faculty Exhibition"
Chauncey Stillman Gallery, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts
September 30 - November 5, 2005

Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY June 3 - September 4, 2005
Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition

"The Magic of Maine"at Steven J. Rowe AntiquesBlue Hill, ME
July 29 - August 13, 2005

Jerry Weiss, "The Contemporary Figure"
Greater Hartford Jewish Community Center, West Hartford, CT, May 19 - June 16, 2005


Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
New Federal Courthouse, Boston, MA
Debevoise & Plimpton, New York, NY
Abraham Art Foundation, Canadian, Texas
Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey W. Cooley, Old Lyme, CT
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston,MA
The Harvard Club of New York, NY
Pfizer, Inc., Groton, CT
Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC
Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Rubin, New York, NY
Book of the Month Club, New York, NY
Goodwin and Goodwin, Charleston, WV
Herrick and Feinstein, New York, NY
Mr. Don Shula, South Florida


Tomasulo Gallery, Union County College, Cranford, NJ
The Cooley Gallery, Old Lyme, CT
New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, FL
Slater Museum, Norwich, CT
Monmouth Museum, Monmouth, NJ
Bergen Museum, Bergen, NJ
Lotos Club, New York, NY
Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
National Arts Club, New York, NY
Bernhard Gallery, University of
Bridgeport CT


Ocean House Gallery, Port Clyde, Maine 2004
Cooley Gallery, Old Lyme, CT, 2002
Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL, 1999
Lyme Academy of Fine Arts, Old Lyme, CT
Judi Rotenberg Gallery, Boston, MA
Judy Goffman Fine Art, New York, NY
A.M. Adler Fine Arts, New York, NY

The Cooley Gallery


Best in Show, Hortt Annual
Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, Florida
New Jersey State Council on the Arts
Fellowship for Painting
Julius Hallgarten Prize, 167th Annual, National Academy
of Design, New York
Isaac Maynard Prize, 159th Annual,
National Academy of Design, New York
Silver Medal, 43rd Audubon Artists Annual, New York


Who's Who in American Art
Who's Who in the East
The Best of Sketching and Drawing
'Portrait of the Artist as a Young Master',
Christian Science Monitor