Jerry Becker won his first art award at the age of seven. It was a second place ribbon in an all city art exhibition in Tacoma, Washington. He studied at the Cornish School of Allied arts in Seattle. Becker has taught art at several community Colleges and has conducted numerous watercolor workshops in the Northwest & Southwest Areas. He has been a member in several art groups including South Arizona WatercolorGuild, the Whiskey Painters of America, Puget Sound Group of Painters, and the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies. Becker is the winner of over fifty awards in juried shows and has had over 65 one man shows, including a showing at the Charles 7 Emma Fry Museum in Seattle. He has studied with many of America’s finest watercolorists, including Millard Sheets, Robert Woods, and Milford Zorne.
Artist’s Statement : I have painted in many different styles, both realistic abstract & semi Abstract. I enjoy semi-abstract the most; trying to bring out subject matter in a different way. stressing the feeling of ambiguous space has always interested me the most. I also enjoy the loose free realistic landscapes.