Jerald Melberg Gallery
The gallery is proud to represent artists from all geographic regions, consequently, our artists reside all over the United States, as well as Argentina and Spain. Equally diverse as where the artists live are the types and styles of art they create. Among these are artists of such stature as Romare Bearden, the master American collagist of the twentieth century; Wolf Kahn, considered by many to be the premier living American landscape painter; and Robert Motherwell, one of the leaders of the American Abstract Expressionist movement.
The nationally and internationally acclaimed artists represented by Jerald Melberg Gallery are chosen with extreme care as we seek to exhibit works of art that have a particular visual poetry, a spiritual quality and an inner integrity that transcend the every day, regardless of being abstract, representational or realist.
An extensive inventory of works by all gallery artists may be viewed at any time, as the gallery has a private presentation room in addition to spacious public galleries. Collectors can enjoy seeing many works of art at one time as well as being offered no interest time payment plans and the ability to take works of art home on approval.
The professional staff at the gallery has over 100 years combined experience in the art field. Owner Jerald Melberg has been involved in the visual arts for over 40 years. Before opening his gallery in 1983, Melberg served as curator at the Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Jerald Melberg Gallery is proud to have worked with numerous prestigious institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, OH and the Mint Museums in Charlotte, NC. Jerald Melberg Gallery has also advised the United States Department of State, Wachovia Corporation, Texaco, Transamerica, BASF and Mitsubishi, among others.
Ida Kohlmeyer UNTITLED
Romare Bearden MARTINIQUE, AND AT NOON-ET A MIDI
Ida Rittenberg Kohlmeyer became one of the most prominent abstract artists in the South. Influenced by Hans Hofmann and fellow abstractionist Mark Rothko, she changed her style from representation to abstraction including the blurring of bands of color into large geometric shapes. In the 1970s, she developed a distinctive style using personalized symbols or hieroglyphs. Her work includes paintings utilizing grids and abstract sculpture constructed of materials from Styrofoam to steel.
Kohlmeyer exhibited internationally in galleries and museums during her lifetime. Her work can be found in the permanent collections of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Smithsonian Institution, the Jewish Museum, the Milwaukee Art Center, Phillips Academy, the High Museum of Art, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art among others.
Romare Bearden's images of spiritual ceremonies, baptisms and burials, industrial hardships, jazz bands and daily life have become the themes that critics and collectors most frequently associate with his work. By the time of his death, Bearden was considered America's preeminent collage artist of the 20th century. He received numerous awards and honors including membership to The National Institute of Arts and Letters and The American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 1987 he was presented the National Medal of Arts.
Bearden's art can be found in the permanent collections of nearly every major American museum in the United States. Significant career retrospectives have been organized; first by The Museum of Modern Art in 1970, followed by the Mint Museum in 1980 and the most notable, premiered at National Gallery of Art in 2003.