Albert has work on display at his Cobourg gallery

Albert has work on display at his Cobourg gallery

Jerry Albert is an artist in Northumberland who has been creating oil paintings since 1995. Albert has been part of many galleries and has many of his works hung up around Belleville. In his gallery on William Street, to the back of the old Kraft building, Albert says he has approximately 300 paintings.
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Jerry Albert is an artist in Northumberland who has been creating oil paintings since 1995. Albert has been part of many galleries and has many of his works hung up around Belleville. In his gallery on William Street, to the back of the old Kraft building, Albert says he has approximately 300 paintings. ASHLEY MAIKA/Northumberland Today

A local artist who has showcased his work in many places and donated a lot of his pieces to charity has also been featured in the 2017 Waste and Recycling Collection Calendar for Northumberland County.

Jerry Albert is the January photo for the calendar, with an oil painting depicting one of his favourite subjects to paint; landscape.

Other subjects Albert paints a lot are old buildings, and wildlife, although he said that sometimes he switches it up to avoid getting bored.

The diversity of his paintings can be seen in his gallery at 520 William Street, near the back of the building, where about 300 paintings are on display, where works that have been inspired from many places across North America await.

Involving charity, Albert has donated many paintings over the years, noting that three were auctioned for $5,000 at a fundraising event in Toronto last year, and he has donated a number of his works to Beyond the Blue Box as well.

Recently, the John M. Parrot Gallery Art Gallery showcased some of Albert’s work and afterwards, bought a painting from him.

Albert believes he has about 40 paintings that are hung up around Belleville, including the mayor’s office and Quinte Arts Council.

Albert is also a member of many organizations that involve other artists, including the Federation of Canadian Artists.

Albert’s Gallery is open Monday to Friday 8 a.m. until 3 p.m., while he spends his weekends painting.

Regarding prices for his paintings, Albert may have a unique outlook.

“I have so many paintings,” he said. “I don’t put a price on it and say, ‘oh I got to have that much.’

“What matters to me is if somebody sees something in a painting, and they love the painting and it makes them feel good and it gives them that warm and fuzzy feeling, I’d far sooner have them buy it,” said Albert who continued to say that that having someone have his work and appreciate it, is better than it staying in his gallery.

For more information about Albert’s work, visit jfalbert.com, or visit his gallery.

Retrospective planned in Cobourg for plein air artist J.F. Albert

Retrospective planned in Cobourg for plein air artist J.F. Albert

J.F. Albert died after brief battle with cancer

WHATSON Sep 07, 2017 by Karen Longwell  Northumberland News

 

Warehouse Gallery Jerry Albert

BALTIMORE — Artist Jerry Albert is seen at The Warehouse Gallery on County Road 45 in 2012. Albert died on Aug. 29 and his family is organizing a show of his work on Sept. 16 at the old Kraft plant in Cobourg. – Karen Longwell / Northumberland News

Warehouse Gallery Jerry Albert

BALTIMORE — Artist Jerry Albert is seen at The Warehouse Gallery on County Road 45 in 2012. Albert died on Aug. 29 and his family is organizing a show of his work on Sept. 16 at the old Kraft plant in Cobourg. – Karen Longwell / Metroland file photo

Jerry Albert

BALTIMORE — Artist Jerry Albert is seen at The Warehouse Gallery on County Road 45 in 2012. Albert died on Aug. 29 and his family is organizing a show of his work on Sept. 16 at the old Kraft plant in Cobourg. – Karen Longwell / Metroland file photo

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BALTIMORE — Artist Jerry Albert is seen at The Warehouse Gallery on County Road 45 in 2012. Albert died on Aug. 29 and his family is organizing a show of his work on Sept. 16 at the old Kraft plant in Cobourg. – Karen Longwell / Northumberland News

BALTIMORE — Artist Jerry Albert is seen at The Warehouse Gallery on County Road 45 in 2012. Albert died on Aug. 29 and his family is organizing a show of his work on Sept. 16 at the old Kraft plant in Cobourg. – Karen Longwell / Metroland file photo

Jerry Albert

BALTIMORE — Artist Jerry Albert is seen at The Warehouse Gallery on County Road 45 in 2012. Albert died on Aug. 29 and his family is organizing a show of his work on Sept. 16 at the old Kraft plant in Cobourg. – Karen Longwell / Metroland file photo

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COBOURG — Hundreds of paintings will be on display in a retrospective show of the late plein air artist J.F. (Jerry) Albert.

Jerry died on Aug. 29 at the age of 71, after a “very intense and fast battle with cancer,” said his daughter, Shanna Albert. The Albert family has planned an exhibit featuring more than 650 pieces pulled from many galleries, which will be curated by Kelsey Corradetti. His passion was oil painting both wildlife and landscapes. The show is on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the former Kraft plant, 520 William St., in Cobourg. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The exhibition and sale of artwork was planned while Jerry was alive and was what he wanted, said Shanna.

“He loved this community — it meant so much to him,” said Shanna. “He would have never wanted a funeral.”

After he was diagnosed with cancer, Shanna said she asked her father if he would like to do a large retrospective art show. She hoped to keep him positive and passionate while going through treatment. Jerry had hoped to attend the exhibit and socialize with friends and art enthusiasts. Unfortunately, he died 12 days after receiving the terminal cancer diagnosis.

He leaves behind his wife of 49 years, Susan Albert; his two daughters, Shanna and Kristina Dyrow; and his grandson, Andrew.

The family lived in the Trenton and Prince Edward County area before moving out west, said Shanna.

Jerry was in the scrap paper business in the U.S. for several years, but moved to Baltimore — closer to family — in 2003, he told the Northumberland News in 2012, shortly after opening The Warehouse Gallery on County Road 45 in Baltimore. A longtime wood carver, he had an urge to paint. His wife bought him painting supplies in 1997 and he painted nearly every day after that. Paintings lined the walls of the gallery from floor to ceiling. He filled every available wall space with 150 to 200 paintings.

Jerry enjoyed many adventures painting outdoors or en plein air. When he was living in western Canada, he started painting spectacular landscapes of that part of the country. Once, he was outside painting near Canmore, Alta., when a grizzly bear came dangerously close. He didn’t panic, but instead thought there was little he could do if the bear decided to attack.

“I thought, if today is the day, today is the day. What are you going to do about it?” he told the News in 2012.

In Memoriam

‘It is with great sadness we announce  the passing of renowned Canadian artist J.F. Albert Who suddenly and unexpectedly died on Aug.29.2017. The  gift of his incredible talent lives on.  Please bear with us as we prepare to launch this website. To contact his American or Canadian Art Representation please reach out to jfalbert.art@gmail.com
For a limited time you can view and inquire on a few pieces directly at: isanybodyoutthere.ca – click on Welcome