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Zygmund Jankowski: Spring Flowers

March 31, 2018April 29, 2018

Trident Gallery is pleased to present Spring Flowers, an exhibition of studio views, still lifes, and flower paintings in watercolor and oil by the charismatic, influential, and widely collected colorist Zygmund Jankowski (1925–2009).

The exhibition features significant paintings which have until recently been in private collections, and paintings from the artist’s estate which have not been shown before.

Please join us for this celebration of the arrival of spring and Jankowski’s colorful, spontaneous, and joyful paintings.


Spring Flowers is the third solo exhibition of Jankowski’s paintings at Trident Gallery and will be on view March 31 – April 29, 2018. Gallery hours are Thursday and Friday 12–5, Saturday 10–7; Sunday and Monday 10–5; and Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment.

The gallery will host a public reception in celebration of the exhibition on Saturday, March 31, 5–7pm. Friends, family, and students of Zygmund Jankowski will be present, and the guest of honor will be Myra Hall, the artist’s partner and muse for over thirty years until his death in 2009.

Zygmund Jankowski (1925–2009) was a dedicated and innovative painter, a colorful and generous personality, and a loved and respected teacher. His paintings have been exhibited nationally and internationally, and he became one of the most important artists of his time on Cape Ann, Massachusetts, influential both as a painter and as the colleague and teacher of a generation of artists.

He was born into a Catholic family in South Bend, Indiana, where he raised a family and earned a living as a commercial illustrator. He began to summer on Rocky Neck in Gloucester in 1964 and by the late 1970s had moved permanently to Gloucester, where he devoted the rest of his life to his own art.

The book Zygmund Jankowski, released during the first Trident Gallery exhibition in May, 2014, and for sale at the gallery and other outlets, is a 96-page overview of the artist’s career and compendium of writings by and about him. Among the many intriguing statements about art he has made, Trident Gallery Director Matthew Swift offers two which have guided his selections of paintings for this exhibition:

Jankowski was represented in his lifetime by the Judi Rotenberg Gallery (Boston MA) and the ARA Gallery (Hamilton MA), and his paintings are in numerous public and private collections across the United States, including the Snite Museum of Art (Notre Dame IN), the Demuth Museum (Lancaster PA), the Cape Ann Museum (Gloucester MA), the National Bank of London, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.