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Mid-Century Metal Wall Art by Curtis Jere', Signed Jere' Metal Wall Art

Mid-Century Metal Wall Art by Curtis Jere', Signed Jere' Metal Wall Art


Curtis Jere’ is a compound pen name or nom de plume of artists and brothers-in-law Curtis Freiler and Jerry Fels. This artistic pair used enamel, brass, copper and steel to create decorative metal sculptures of various types. Their collaboration began in 1963, fueled by their shared interest of “creating gallery quality art for the masses”. Typically, their pieces bear the signature “C. Jere' ".

Fels served as head of design while Freiler, known for his agile metalwork, was the production chief. Together, they created some of the most striking and vivid furnishings and decorative objects of their era, from sculptures and dynamically framed mirrors, to lighting and various eclectic metal creations. Today, their pieces are highly sought after by midcentury art collectors and aficionados. Writer Mitchell Owens wrote a two page article on the history of C. Jere for the November 2010 issue of Elle Decor. In it he remarks that "Today those pieces are attracting the admiration of leading dealers in vintage chic".

In order to manufacture their creations they founded the company Artisan House to also function as a worldwide distributor. Artisan House was sold in 1972. Jerry Fels passed away in 2007 at the age of 90. In 2013 Curt Freiler passed away at the age of 103.

This piece is classic Jere’ in its design and style. It is called “Elm Forest”. This light and airy piece is made of brass and copper and is signed “© C. Jere’ ”.

It measures 57 inches wide x 34 inches maximum height I have seen a couple of these and this one has more depth than usual. The work stands out 4-5 inches from the wall. There are hooks on back for easy hanging.

This piece is in excellent vintage condition with great metal color. I find no missing leaves or broken branches.

This is classically mid-century decor by one of the 1970s most sought after artist teams.

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