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Photograph of Artist JERRY ROSS
JERRY ROSS
Eugene, Oregon - United States


, Portrait Of Italian Socce, Landscape, $242
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, Torreorsina, Landscape, $1,260
, Near Goshen, Landscape, $472
, Mount Baldy Abstract, Landscape, $420
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, Coburg Hills Veduta, Landscape, $1,260
, Feel The Bern, Portrait, $5,775

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Artist Statement

Manifesto of American Verismo By Jerry Ross, 2012 "American verismo", a movement that I have recently founded, is a catch-all phrase for an artistic style that draws its main inspiration from Italian art, both classical and modern. There is an implied nostalgia for work done “dal vero” (after life) whether classical (Raphael, Rubens, or Caravaggio, etc.) or 19th century (the Tuscan I Macchiaioli school) or more contemporary. Verismo is somewhat akin to contemporary “atelier realism” but the latter has been criticized for an academic uniformity and its over attention to details. American verismo is more poetic and linked to post-impressionism, the Milan-based Scapigliatura (‘wild hair’) movement, and the I Machiaioli’s commitment to social issues. But like atelier realism, American verismo is associated with a painterly sketching style, use of broad brushstrokes, and the alla prima, “direct attack” technique of painting. It is also linked to all'aperto (open air) impressionist-style landscape painting. In short, to pleinairism which has become widely popular in recent years. I first introduced the term during several classes he taught at the Maude Kerns Art Center in Eugene and then later at the "Angels Fight Road Art Center" plein air retreat up the McKenzie River (Oregon) during the summers of 2010 and 2011. A “social verismo” aspect of the style is political and makes comments on society and often depicts scenes with political or moral narratives. In “verismo” there is also the belief in the importance of making sketch studies...

Original Artworks (20)

Jerry Ross, Portrait of Italian Socce..., 2014, Original Painting Oil,    inches
Jerry Ross
Original Oil Painting, 2014
16 x 20 x 1.5 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Jerry Ross, TorreOrsina, 2015, Original Painting Oil,    inches
Jerry Ross
Original Oil Painting, 2015
24 x 36 x 1.5 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Jerry Ross, Near Goshen, 2016, Original Painting Oil,    inches
Jerry Ross
Original Oil Painting, 2016
20 x 16 x 1.5 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Jerry Ross, Portrait of Carlo Bianchi, 2016, Original Painting Oil,    inches
Jerry Ross
Original Oil Painting, 2016
17 x 20 x 2.5 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Jerry Ross, Mount Baldy Abstract, 2016, Original Painting Oil,    inches
Jerry Ross
Original Oil Painting, 2016
17 x 14 x 2.5 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Jerry Ross, Coburg Hills Veduta, 2016, Original Painting Oil,    inches
Jerry Ross
Original Oil Painting, 2016
18 x 24 x 1.5 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Jerry Ross, Feel the Bern, 2016, Original Painting Oil,    inches
Jerry Ross
Original Oil Painting, 2016
36 x 48 x 2.5 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Jerry Ross, Amazon Park Veduta, 2016, Original Painting Oil,    inches
Jerry Ross
Original Oil Painting, 2016
36 x 24 x 1.5 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Jerry Ross, Pier Cesare Bori, 2013, Original Painting Oil,    inches
Jerry Ross
Original Oil Painting, 2013
30 x 26 x 1.5 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Jerry Ross, Arriva in Bologna, 2010, Original Painting Oil,    inches
Jerry Ross
Original Oil Painting, 2010
28 x 34 x 1.5 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Jerry Ross, Color Macchia of Trees, 2012, Original Painting Oil,    inches
Jerry Ross
Original Oil Painting, 2012
12 x 9 x 1.5 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Jerry Ross, Coburg Hills, 2012, Original Painting Oil,    inches
Jerry Ross
Original Oil Painting, 2012
48 x 36 x 2.5 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Jerry Ross, Portrait of Fiorella, 2012, Original Painting Oil,    inches
Jerry Ross
Original Oil Painting, 2012
24 x 30 x 1.5 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Jerry Ross, Ridgetop View, 2012, Original Painting Oil,    inches
Jerry Ross
Original Oil Painting, 2012
18 x 12 x 1.5 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Jerry Ross, Oregon Veduta, 2010, Original Painting Oil,    inches
Jerry Ross
Original Oil Painting, 2010
36 x 36 x 1 inches (W x H x D)
United States
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Jerry Ross, The Girl on the Train, 2010, Original Painting Oil,    inches
Jerry Ross
Original Oil Painting, 2010
20 x 24 x 1.5 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Jerry Ross, La Passeggiata con Cinghiali, 2010, Original Painting Oil,    feet
Jerry Ross
Original Oil Painting, 2010
7 x 5 x 1 feet (W x H x D)
United States
Jerry Ross, Angela a go go, 2010, Original Painting Oil,    inches
Jerry Ross
Original Oil Painting, 2010
24 x 36 x 1.5 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Jerry Ross, La principessa della festa, 2009, Original Painting Oil,    inches
Jerry Ross
Original Oil Painting, 2009
36 x 48 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Jerry Ross, Umbrian Countryside Veduta, 2009, Original Painting Oil,    inches
Jerry Ross
Original Oil Painting, 2009
20 x 16 x 1 inches (W x H x D)
United States