2013 Commemorative Poster
The Commemorative Posters are available at:
Office of Cultural Affairs
300 S. Providence Road (M-F, 8 to noon & 1 to 5)
Winter Sunset by Jerry Brown
Jerry Brown was born and raised in Kirksville, Missouri. He enrolled in college in 1964, took several art classes, enjoyed them and decided to earn a degree in Art Education. After two years in the Army he earned a Master’s Degree in Studio Art from the University of Missouri, Kansas City. Jerry taught High School art and worked as a watercolor artist for 30 years before moving to pastels. Many of the skills he developed with watercolor have influenced the way he uses pastels. He likes to paint a variety of subjects, figurative being his favorite. At present, he is busy painting landscapes of Missouri and Kansas.
”I am always on the lookout for dramatic cloud formations. I was fortunate to see this evening scene in the country near Lee’s Summit, Missouri, where a late winter snow covered the field and the clouds added character to the image.” – Jerry Brown
A member of the commemorative poster selection committee comments on Winter Sunset: “Outsiders often accuse the Midwest, and Missouri in particular, of being boring. This image begs you to believe otherwise. The rugged, snow-covered landscape and the inflamed sky invoke thoughts of both serenity and survival, terror and beauty.”