Jerry Moriarty

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Jerry Moriarty
Jerry Moriarty's painting Sally's Surprise Tree-Pee from 2001. Oil on linen, 60" by 46".
Jerry Moriarty's Sally's Surprise Tree-Pee, 2001 - Oil on linen, 60" x 46"
Born (1938-01-15) January 15, 1938 (age 76)
Binghamton, New York
Nationality American
Area(s) Cartoonist, Writer, Artist
Notable works
Jack Survives

Jerry Moriarty (born January 15, 1938 in Binghamton, New York) is an American artist and teacher at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in Manhattan. He describes himself as a "paintoonist".[1] Moriarty entered the Pratt Institute in 1956 and earned a BFA in 1960. After graduating he worked as a freelance magazine illustrator to support his Abstract Expressionist painting. He gave up abstraction in 1963 and starting his teaching career at the School of Visual Arts.

Moriarty had his first one man show in 1974 in SoHo. Subsequently he has featured in exhibitions in Chelsea in 1984, at the SVA Museum in 1999 and at CUE Art Foundation in 2004".[2] He received a NEA grant in 1977.

His cartoonist work Jack Survives was first published in the first number of Art Spiegelman´s RAW (magazine) in 1980, featured in later issues and first collected as a RAW-One-Shot, No. 3, in 1984. In 2009, at the age of 71, he published The Complete Jack Survives with Buenaventura Press.[3]

Other projects include A Visual Crime, four double-page illustrations accompanied with a short story in the 1990 anthology Gin & Comix and the Sally's Surprise series of multi-panel paintings.

Chris Ware credited him for "introducing solemnity and eternity in a medium that normally trades in the snappy and the lurid".[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chris Ware talks with Jerry Moriarty". The Believer (McSweeney's) 7 (9). November–December 2009. 
  2. ^ "Jerry Moriarty: Curated by Art Spiegelman". CUE Art Foundation. Retrieved 15 March 2010. 
  3. ^ Spurgeon, Tom (2009-09-01). "The Complete Jack Survives". The Comics Reporter. Retrieved 6 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Chris Ware ARTIST TALKS WITH Jerry Moriarty "PAINTOONIST"". The Believer. December 2009. Retrieved 15 March 2010. 

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