• Jerry Pinsler
    Sudden Vista
    1959
    oil on canvas
    52 x 47 inches

  • Jerry Pinsler
    Tree Mountain
    1958
    oil on canvas
    44 x 40 inches

  • Jerry Pinsler
    Dwelling Places
    1955
    oil on canvas
    44 x 52 inches

  • Jerry Pinsler
    Untitled
    1953 oil on canvas
    22 x 16 inches

  • Jerry Pinsler
    Untitled (May 7)
    1961
    oil on canvas
    28 x 23 inches

  • Jerry Pinsler
    Untitled (Chicago)
    1959
    oil on canvas
    16 x 16 inches

  • Photograph of Jerry Pinsler


BIO

b. 1928- d. 1996

Jerry Pinsler was known in Chicago painting circles in the ’50s for his sensitive rectilinear abstracts, often based on cityscapes, one of which (“Dwelling Places”) was exhibited at the 59th Annual Exhibition by Artist of Chicago & Vicinity in 1956. Largely self-taught, he apprenticed with Ken Nishi in Chicago and Richard Walton in Reno, Nevada. Working as a toy designer by trade, Pinsler showed widely in Chicago and elsewhere for several decades, with one man shows at Parma Gallery, NYC (1957), Barat College, Lake Forest (1961), University of Chicago (1962, 1966), Bernard Horwich Center, Chicago (1966), and Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago (1968). He participated in the important Exhibition Momentum shows from 1948 to 1955, and showed at the Hyde Park Art Center several times. In a 1965 review, Sun Times art critic Joshua Kind called Pinsler “Chicago’s finest non-representational artist.”