Jason Berger | the artist
Born 1924, Malden, Massachusetts, USA.
Died Oct 17 2010, Boston, USA.
Original artworks, prints, exhibition posters, monographs, books, collectibles.
Jason Berger (January 22, 1924-October 19, 2010) was born in Malden, Massachusetts, the son of first generation Jews from Lithuania and Latvia, on his mothers side, and from Russia and Lithuania on his fathers side. Speaking only Yiddish till the age of three, he grew up in the Boston suburbs and attended Roxbury Memorial High School. Encouraged by his mother and uncle, J.P.Savel, illustrator for the Boston Post, Bergers interest and passion in painting were evident very early. As a teen in the mid-nineteen thirties, he painted en plein air regularly emulating the influences he saw in Boston. The immediate approach of the watercolors of John Singer Sergeant and Winslow Homer, as well as, the love of the old master and the current trends of Modernism, Cubism and Abstraction would stay with him throughout his life. (portrait: Paula Ferro)