Jon Jay Cruson
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Medium: Mixed media oil, artist’s early style
Approximate measurements: Framed 24″ wide x 20″ tall (Image 23.75″ wide x 19.75″ tall)
Artist: Jon Jay Cruson (Learn more about Jon below…)
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Artist: Jon Jay Cruson
(1942 – )
From his personal website:
“In 1967, I graduated with Honors with a Master of Fine Arts in Drawing, Printmaking and Painting from the University of Oregon. After teaching for a short while at the University of Oregon, Treasure Valley Community College, and Oregon State University I quit teaching to become a full time painter and printmaker.
Over the past 45 years my interest has taken my work in different directions in printmaking, drawing and painting. Images – subjects have varied. More recently I have made many short trips to Northeastern Oregon, Southeastern Washington and Northern California. There I rediscovered the vast spaces, clear skies and landscapes of my childhood. They exhilarate, inspire, and liberate me. In the open country, the patterns, shapes and colors, they are all there. Back in the studio, it all comes together with the play of the elements, transferring, assembling and incorporating them in their own particular way.”
From Oregon Artists Series:
J Jay Cruson was born in the Sacramento Valley, California. He attended school in Oregon, receiving his BS and Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Oregon. He spent a year in Vietnam during the late 1960’s fulfilling his military obligation.
For several years Cruson taught painting and lithography at the University of Oregon, Oregon State University and Treasure Valley Community College. In the early 1970’s he gave up teaching and began pursuing painting and print making as a full time career. His work caught the eye of Betty Gray who began exhibiting his prints at Salishan Lodge, developed by her husband, John Gray.
Cruson has work in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Chrysler Corporation in Michigan, and throughout Oregon. In Salem, Cruson’s work can be seen at the Oregon State Capital, Salem Public Library, the Oregon Supreme Court Building and SAIF. He currently lives and works in Eugene and is represented by the Mary Lou Zeek Gallery
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