Artist Jerry Inman

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Jerry Inman has been interested in art since he was in Junior High.  His favorite classes in school were his art classes.  He continued with that preference in College at Eastern Montana College, (now Montana State University Billings).  Two of his teachers have had great influence on him.  Earl Bailey in High School and Ben Steele in College.  Upon graduating from College Jerry accepted a teaching position in Great Falls at North Junior High School.  He found himself teaching a variety of art subjects to students and began developing his love for painting.  After 7 years teaching he decided to end his teaching career and devote his energy to painting.  Starting out in watercolor, Jerry hosted his own shows in Billings and various venues and was quite successful selling his watercolors.  After moving to Texas for a few years he found himself back in Montana where he was becoming quite well known as a pastel artist.  He transitioned from pastel to Oil in the late 1980's and has been developing his technique ever since.  
Jerry has won several awards throughout his career.  He has been recognized nationally through Arts For The Parks with a purchase award from the National Parks Foundation.  He also won an award for Best Landscape at the Arts For The Parks.  He was recognized nationally with a Race To The Sky poster that he designed for a fundraiser to support the sled dog race in Helena.  His creation sold out of 1000 copies within weeks of its creation after it was shown on the Today Show with Willard Scott.  He has had numerous shows throughout Montana both individually and with groups.  He has taught workshops, classes and has mentored other aspiring artists.  His influence has inspired artists both in pastel and oil.  
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