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Mid-Century Metal Wall Art, Signed, Curtis Jere',"Rhapsody"

Mid-Century Metal Wall Art, Signed, Curtis Jere',"Rhapsody"


A vintage signed metal wall art called “Rhapsody” by Curtis Jere’ from Snowdrift Antiques.


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 “Rhapsody”. This light and airy piece is made of various metals and is signed “© C. Jere’ 89”. It features a treble clef on a musical staff with various half, quarter and eighth notes. It has 4 loops on the back for easy hanging.


It measures 62 inches wide by 25 high and has a depth from the wall of about 4 inches.



It can be seen and purchased at ...


The Antique Exchange

1500 South Broadway

Denver, CO


Questions about or to purchase contact me at...snowdriftantiques@gmail.com


Shipping is available.

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