Large wall sculpture by Curtis Jeré depicts a pair of graceful herons constructed from metal wire, wings spread as they stand in a grouping of lily pads. This sculpture is signed and dated “C. Jeré 1988” bottom wire on the sculpture’s lily pads.
About the Artist:
C. Jeré is a compound nom de plume of Jerry Fels and Curtis Freiler, two brother-in-laws. They were metalworking artists who focused on home accessories and wall sculptures. The works of C. Jeré were produced and marketed by Artisan House, an art production for the average consumers that was founded by the duo in 1963. Freiler was the chief of production and Fels was the chief of design. They employed a great number of minorities and handicapped people and at one point employed 300 people. They sold the company in 1972. Early C. Jeré works were produced in California, but continue to be made overseas since the company’s outsourcing in 2003. Freiler passed away in 2008, Fels in 2013 at 103 years old.
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