Edgar Jerins (20/21st Century)

Edgar Jerins (20/21st Century)

Edgar Jerins was born in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1958, and his formal artistic training began at the age of fourteen. By the age of 18, Edgar had received a full scholarship from the Scholastic Art Awards to attend the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the oldest school in America that teaches a classical study of the figure. Edgar won numerous awards before graduating from the Academy in 1980. Also in that year he was awarded the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, an international grant for realist artists. Jerins was then able to move to Los Angeles, where he began his portrait career. After his stay in California he returned to the east coast and continued to participate in group shows where he won many awards, including the Nathaniel Burwash Artist Award in Boston (1997), the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Grant (2002) and the Pollack-Krasner Foundation Grant (2004). 

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Since 1981 Jerins has exhibited widely throughout the United States and abroad, including exhibitions at the Latvian Foreign Museum in Riga, Latvia, the Arkansas Art Center in Little Rock (2001), the Frye Art Museum in Seattle (2002), the Arnot Art Museum in Elmira, N.Y. (2003) and Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA (2004). 

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