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Jon Wijnberg

Artist Statement

Jonathan Wijnberg considers himself a regionalist painter, similar in philosophy to Edward Hopper, Thomas Hart Benton, and Andrew Wyeth. Instead of attaching themselves to a particular movement, they pushed their art into individualist pursuits. About 35 years ago, Jon set out to become a graphic designer. His tenure in that workforce was short-lived, and in retrospect, he never liked design as much as fine arts. He has been painting on a daily basis now for around twenty years. He likes the idea of being versatile with his skills, and he tries not to limit himself to one particular subject matter. Having good drawing skills is important to Jon, and he believes it is an asset to all kinds of disciplines.