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Handel and Haydn Society to Perform at The Studio of Jonathan Sherman

Handel and Haydn at the MFA Boston.  Image: Lara Silberklang for H+H

Handel and Haydn at the MFA Boston. Image: Lara Silberklang for H+H

November 9, 2019 5PM & 8:30PM

On November 9th, Jonathan Sherman welcomes the Handel and Haydn Society to Marblehead for two concerts in his studio. These concerts provide the unique opportunity of an authentic 18th century experience – period music on period instruments played in an intimate antique setting surrounded by majestic works of Art. The concerts will feature a 5-piece ensemble playing Italian Baroque pieces by Vivaldi and Bach, most recently performed at Mount Vernon in Virginia and The Morgan Library in New York City. Tickets will be available in September 2019.


Coming Soon! The Joy of Learning: A Portrait of Leonardo da Vinci in Bronze

Liberating the bronze from the ceramic shell.  Image: Elizabeth Sherman

Liberating the bronze from the ceramic shell. Image: Elizabeth Sherman

On View in The Studio of Jonathan Sherman, September 18th-October 12th

The Studio of Jonathan Sherman is pleased to announce the release of an open series of bronze castings of The Joy of Learning: A Portrait of Leonardo da Vinci. This is an original composition and likeness created by Jonathan in his Marblehead studio. The first bronze casting will be on view to the public from September 18th - October 12th before it is shipped to Naples, Florida where it has been purchased by Rebecca Maddox for permanent installation in her upcoming Wine Park located in the Bayshore Arts District. Stay tuned for specific viewing times.


New Commissioned Works of Art Destined for The Bayshore Arts District in Naples, Florida (2019-2021)

Clay model of Leonardo da Vinci for the upcoming open series of Great Thinkers throughout the world and ages.  Image: Elizabeth Sherman

Clay model of Leonardo da Vinci for the upcoming open series of Great Thinkers throughout the world and ages. Image: Elizabeth Sherman

Great Thinkers Throughout the World, Throughout the Ages.

The Studio of Jonathan Sherman has accepted a new commission from The Rebecca Maddox Group of Naples, Florida for five life-size bronze portrait busts of Great Thinkers throughout the world and throughout the ages. The busts will be completed during the remaining 2019 year and through the year 2021, which is when the upcoming Wine Park in the Bayshore Arts District has targeted its completion. These five busts will accompany the already completed bust of Leonardo da Vinci for permanent installation in the park.

The series is open, meaning that all of the busts may be reproduced allowing them to be present in both private and corporate collections throughout the world. The principal theme that will connect all of the selected figures is one of the dutiful cultivation of mind - the utilization of the faculties of thinking to transform one’s own being to levels of peace, self-possession, and the unlocking of universal knowledge. Through this process of being, one can therefore be of great use and purpose to the world in which one lives, serving and illuminating others. So far, the series’ second and third figures have been announced: Confucius, the great Chinese philosopher from 2,500 years ago whose thinking created the very pillars of Chinese culture that are still standing strong today; and Hypatia, the great mathematician, philosopher, teacher, and astronomer from ancient Alexandria c. 350-410AD. In her time she embodied feminine strength with an ease of manner earning her respect as an equal to men in her time. Stay tuned for more developments and process photos from the creation of this series!


Marblehead Hidden Treasures Tour

The Studio of Jonathan Sherman.  Image: Elizabeth Sherman

The Studio of Jonathan Sherman. Image: Elizabeth Sherman

Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 10:00am - 4:00pm Tickets: $25

The Studio of Jonathan Sherman will open its doors for the Marblehead Hidden Treasures Tour, a fundraiser for the Marblehead Council on Aging. To purchase tickets, click the link below or contact the Friends of the Marblehead Council on Aging at (781) 631-6225.


Completion of 33rd Commission

The Fruit of Prosperity, oils on canvas.  Image: Elizabeth Sherman

The Fruit of Prosperity, oils on canvas. Image: Elizabeth Sherman

Jonathan Sherman has just completed his 33rd commission: “The Fruit of Prosperity” was painted in oils on stretched canvas, and is 15.75 inches x 19.5 inches. The painting is a still life of pomegranates, mortar and pestle, a linen napkin and a glass of pomegranate juice. Jonathan has been working on this painting for eight months in his studio in Marblehead, MA. It was commissioned for a private collection in Portland, ME.