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JERRY PEART ASHLAND ,VIRGINIA Having evolved into one of the country's pre-eminent large scale public sculptors, Jerry continues to expand his horizons. Born and raised in the high desert country of Winslow AZ, Jerry first tastes success as he sells his first sculptures while still in undergraduate school and receives “The Outstanding Art Student” award from the faculty of Arizona State University where he earned his BFA degree in 1970. He accepts a Teaching Fellowship at Southern Illinois University where he receives his MFA degree in 1972. Attracted to the city of Chicago by the emerging community of large scale sculptors such as John Henry, Richard Hunt, and Steve Urry, Jerry first professional job was helping to fabricate and install Steve Urry’s large scale sculpture “The Arch”. Jerry never looks back. He begins to create with aluminum and obtains representation with Walter Kelly Gallery. In 1974 Jerry buys his first art studio in the north side of Chicago. In 1975 he creates his first large scale sculpture for the show “Sculpture For A New Era” held in the Chicago Federal Plaza. In 1977, as his recognition and reputation grows, Jerry, in partnership with Paul Slepak and Tom Scarff , buys the Sedgwick Studio. He concentrates on producing high quality large scale public and small private sculptures. Many collectors and graduate art students consider Sedgwick Studio a “must-see” while in Chicago. Jerry has successfully created over 35 large scale public sculptures. The grace and excitement of these lyrical, abstract sculptures transforming the many varied settings found in almost every state in America and Asia. His smaller distinctive sculptures are in numerous museums and private collections. Walking into his studio nearly everyday Jerry continues to create his bold and imaginative sculpture, still guided by the belief that the artist not only has to provide an answer but must also pose the question. JERRY PEART ASHLAND ,VIRGINIA 23005 firstname.lastname@example.org