ABOUT THE ARTIST
American, 1894 - 1993
Born: November 5, 1894 in Oleans, NY
Died: June 23, 1993, Lake Elsinore, CA
2004: Jon Serl, A Lost Modernist (working title), San Jose State University with traveling venue and catalog, organized by Jo Farb Hernandez
1996: Jon Serl: Oils on Boards, Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, NY
1995: Centennial Plus One, Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, NY
1994: Jon Serl: One Man By Himself, Art Alliance Gallery, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
1993: Making Decisions: Jon Serl, Jamison/Thomas Gallery, Portland, OR
1991: Jon Serl, Paintings, Oneiros Gallery, San Diego, CA
Jon Serl: Master Painter, Mia Gallery, Seattle, WA
1990: Jon Serl, 40 Year Retrospective, Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, NY
Jon Serl, 40 Year Retrospective, Marquardt Gallery, Venice, CA
1989: Jon Serl, One-Person Show, Oneiros Gallery, San Diego, CA
Jon Serl, Visionary, Jamison-Thomas Gallery, Portland, OR, traveled to Mia Gallery, Seattle, WA; Oneiros Gallery, San Diego, CA; Gasperi Gallery, New Orleans, LA; Rainbow Man Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1988: Jon Serl, Retrospective, Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, NY
Jon Serl, Oneiros Gallery, San Diego, CA
Jon Serl, Paintings, Primitivo, San Francisco, CA
1987: Jon Serl, Master Outsider, Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, NY
Jon Serl, Visionary, Jamison-Thomas Gallery, Portland, OR
1986: Jon Serl, Painter at 92, The Art Galleries of Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ
1985: Jon Serl, Master Outsider, Ethnographic Arts, New York, NY
1984: Jon Serl, Orange County Center of Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA
1982: Psychological Paintings: The Personal Vision of Jon Serl, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA
1981: Jon Serl, Heritage Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, CA
American Museum of Folk Art, New York, NY
Milwaukee Art Museum
New Orleans Museum of Art
National Gallery of American Art, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.
Newport Harbor Museum of Art, CA
Oakland Museum of Art, CA
2001: Morris, Randall, Homeground: The Cultural Matrix of Vernacular Art, edited by Cathy Jellinek, Ramapo College Art Galleries, Mahwah, NJ
1997-1998: Larson, Susan C., “Jon Serl in Person”. Folk Art Magazine, 1997-98
Winter, Vol. 22 number 4, pp. 52-59, illustrated.
1996: Trechsel, Gail Andrews, ed., Pictured in My Mind: Contemporary American Self-Taught Art from the Collection of Dr. Kurt Gitter and Alice Rae Yelen, University Press of Mississippi, 1996,
1994: Shedletsky, Stuart, ed. Still Working, Exh. Cat., New York: Parsons School of Design, New School for Social Research, 1994.
1993: Rosenak, Chuck and Jan. Museum of American Folk Art Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century American Folk Art and Artists,. New York: Abbeville Press, 1993.
Maresca, Frank and Roger Ricco. American Self-Taught, New York: Knopf, 1993.
1991: Fitzgerald, Dorrit Kirk. Four Viewpoints: Florence Arnold, Helen Lundeberg, Jon Serl, and Beatrice Woon-, Irvine, CA: Irvine Fine Arts Center, 1991.
1990: Gaver, Eleanor. “Inside the Outsiders,” Art & Antiques, Summer 1990, pp. 72- 87, 159-163, illustrated.
Made with Passion: The Hemphill Folk Art Collection, Exh. Cat., National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 1990. Forward by Elezabeth Brown and essay by Lynda Roscoe Hartigan.
Rosenak, Chuck and Jan. Museum of American Folk Art Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century American Folk Art and Artists, New York: Abbeville Press Publishers, 1990, illustrated.
1987: Roche, Jim (Curator). Unsigned, Unsung...Whereabouts Unknown, Exh. Cat., Essays by Linda Rscoe Hartigan, Judith McWillie, Roger Manly, and Robert Farris Thompson, Florida State University, 1987, illustrated.
1986: Barrett, Didi. Muffled Voices, Folk Artists in Contemporary America, Exh. Cat., New York, Museum of American Folk Art, l986.
Rodman, Seldon. Jon Serl: Painter, Mahwaw, NJ: The Art Galleries of Ramapo College, 1986.