The artist, E.J. Gold, was born in New York City in 1941. His art career began in 1944 with an exhibit for the Children's Art Academy at MOMA. (Children's Art Academy at MOMA)
As a young artist Gold worked with the New York School -- including Kline, de Kooning, Pollock and Lee Krassner -- many of whom were habitues of the Cedar Bar. (Cedar Bar)
Gold spent the late '50s and early '60s on both the East Coast in the circles of young jazz greats as Donald Byrd, Herbie Hancock, and Philly Joe Jones and on the West Coast in association with the renegade California Nine. He also studied and later taught at Otis Art Institute, where Rico LeBrun, Fritz Schwaderer, Millard Sheets and Bentley Schaad made their impressions on him.
Called a "perceptional scientist" by his biographer, Linda Corriveau -- More Color Less Soul, a Photobiography of E.J. Gold, Gateways 2002-- Gold's work often transcends scale, incorporating illusion in perspective and dimension. (More Color Less Soul)
Gold's Herbie Hancock portrait acquired by the Smithsonian: is in the permanent collection of the National Museum of American History.
A jazz musician in his own right, Gold's canvases for the Wynton Marsalis Concert installation spawned an entirely new genre of artistic synergy -- The Jazz Art Tour. Gold has painted for numerous jazz performances including those of: Wynton Marsalis, Ted Nash, Oscar Peterson, Nancy Wilson, Marian McPartland, Chick Corea, Howard Johnson, the Dukes Men, Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones, Toots Thielemans, the Jazz Bakery, the Hollywood Bowl and the prestigious International Association of Jazz Education (IAJE) in Toronto, New York and Long Beach. Gold was named the official artist for the IAJE providing JazzArt every year since 2003. (official artist for the IAJE)
Gold's JazzArt exhibited at the premier of San Francisco's Jazz Heritage Center (SFJHC) / Yoshi's Jazz Club which opened November 2007. (premier of San Francisco's Jazz Heritage Center) The following year Cool City Hot Jazz, a JazzArt show including the artist E.J. Gold, opened in the SFJHC's Lush Life Gallery. (SFJHC's Lush Life Gallery)
Gold's JazzArt has set the stage for two seasons of 90.9 KXJZ Studio Jazz Series concerts at Mondavi Center, UC Davis for performers -- Jenny Scheinman, Miguel Zenon, Lionel Loueke, Delfeayo Marsalis, Tord Gustavsen / Solveig Slettahjell and Vijay Iyer. (90.9 KXJZ Studio Jazz Series concerts at Mondavi Center, UC Davis)
Both in 2011 and 2014 Wynton Marsalis on tour with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra has performed in northern California surrounded by Gold's 11 ft. tall stage JazzArt panels. (2011)
Gold's original works number in the thousands, as does his list of collectors, which includes celebrities: Catherine Oxenberg, Curtis Armstrong, Herbie Hancock, Ginger Baker, the Clintons, Milt Hinton, Peggy Lee, Billy Barty, the late King Hussein of Jordan, and in the White House to name a few.
The JazzArt Onstage Scrapbook is 20 pages displaying JazzArt on stage with numerous celebrities like Herbie Hancock, Nancy Wilson, Ravi Coltrane and Chick Corea as well as adorning concert and intimate performance venues coast to coast since 2001.
E.J. Gold was named the official artist for the International Association of Jazz Education (IAJE). His JazzArt canvases graced their international stages and his banners decorated convention centers, freeways and NYC hotels during their annual conferences.
Gold's JazzArt opened the premier of San Francisco's Jazz Heritage Center in 2007.
Both in 2011 and 2014 Wynton Marsalis on tour with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra performed in northern California surrounded by Gold's 11 ft. JazzArt stage panels.
E.J. Gold with his JazzArt has been a long time supporter of the California Jazz Foundation aiding jazz musicians in need and honoring memorable figures in jazz since 2006.
The JazzArt Review of Original Art is a 21 page pdf showing the wide range of subject matter and styles explored in the JazzArt paintings.
E.J. Gold was commissioned by Kaki Hockersmith, First Lady Hillary Clinton.s decorator, to paint canvases for the White House in Washington D.C. and Camp David.
E.J. Gold.s My White House Adventure scrapbook is 20 pages of pictures with captions and correspondence with both HIllary and Bill Clinton. The story unfolds through a candid view of the artist.s studio.
An excellent resource for exploring the prolific inspired artistic output that was offered for consideration for installation in the Clinton White House and Camp David.
In this scrapbook-style book, E.J. Gold recounts and shows incredible art from his very first art classes and exhibits at the Children's Art Carnival, which was a part of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City in the 1940s. E.J. GOLD AT MOMA. Art Book. Details Gold's experience as a young child participating in the Children's Art Carnival at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, under the direction of Chaim Gross, where Gold had his first art exhibit at age four.
The scrapbook-style book has photos, drawings and stories from the classes. Thanks to Horace L. Gold, father of the artist and original editor of Galaxy Science Fiction Magazine in the 1950s, who lovingly preserved these amazing early works of his artist son, E.J. Gold.