Arts & Culture
Jerome Hershey Studio
Described by Philadelphia Inquirer Art Critic Victoria Donohoe as a "distinguished abstract painter," Jerome Hershey is a full- time artist who has worked in his downtown Lancaster, PA studio since 1981.
Described by Philadelphia Inquirer Art Critic Victoria Donohoe as a “distinguished abstract painter,” Jerome Hershey is a full- time artist who has worked in his downtown Lancaster, PA studio since 1981.
For over four decades, Hershey has used complex repeated linear elements to create fields of light and color whose energy is uplifting and profound. His current process utilizes words, quotes and numbers. Hershey’s Stroke Studies began as investigations toward possible grounds for his text-based paintings, but these pieces have developed into an ongoing inquiry and stand on their own as finished works.
Julio Fine Arts Gallery, Loyola University, Baltimore, MD. and the Pennsylvania Arts Experience Gallery, York, PA. mounted exhibitions of Jerome Hershey’s work in 2016. Hershey’s paintings are included in the permanent collections of the Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE., Loyola University, Baltimore, MD., the Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA., the State Museum of PA., Harrisburg, PA., Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA., Reading Public Museum, Reading, PA. and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA., as well as the Lancaster Museum of Art, the Phillips Museum at Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster General Health, Armstrong World Industries and many other local public collections.