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Jose Lerma

 (born 1930)
Jose Ramon Lerma is active/lives in California.  Jose Lerma is known for abstract expressionist painting.

Biography   Jose Lerma


José Ramón Lerma (1930-)

Born in 1930 in the Salinas Valley, Lerma came to San Francisco in 1950 and was one of the first Latino students to study at the California School of Fine Arts, now SFAI.  Lerma was soon drafted into the Intelligence Division of the U.S. Army at the start of the Korean War.  He was stationed close to the front and his experiences there transformed him as a person and as an artist.

He returned to San Francisco and the San Francisco Art Institute to resume his studies in the mid 50's studying under Jean Varda, Nathan Oliviera and Edward Corbett.  Lerma immersed himself in the San Francisco that was the home of Beat Culture and an important center for Abstract Expressionism.  Lerma's   ...  Displaying 750 of 1919 characters.

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Tam Valley 1, sand and acrylic on canvas, 60 1/2" X 21", 1981
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Sacred Heart of Night
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``Landing,`` 1962
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