Jonathan Herbert

"I am a direct descendant of the Paleolithic shamans who crawled miles into the caves of the Périgord to leave a record of their psychedelically-induced journeys to the spirit world. I also journey to places where the rest of the tribe cannot go, and return with visual magic that gives a visible, though abstract, face to the ineffable. My intent is to create for the collective a doorway to the heart, a window to the soul that connects the mundane with the divine. I am confident in my ability to use classical and modern tools and materials to forge pathways to the Infinite. After nearly 50 years of working with my materials, I no longer need to give conscious thought to the nature or process of creation. "

Jonathan Herbert is a professional fine artist who has worked continuously for over 45 years. A graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Art, Boston, Herbert’s portrait of John Carlson, 24" x 24", oil on linen, 1972, is the first known example of Neo-Expressionism in the USA. Since then, his work has spanned media from the classical to the digital. Herbert has painted, created provocative photography, and is one of the original founders of the digital art revolution.

Herbert, over a life-long career, has painted in oils and acrylics, on linen and canvas. He has created innumerable works on paper. His works ranges from representational to abstract. His outpouring of work has intentionally defied branding.

Herbert has exhibited since the 70's. His artwork has been featured in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and cultural centers throughout the United States. Herbert’s paintings and works on paper are in private and corporate collections, including those of Pfizer Inc. and Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His photographic work is in the collection of the Kinsey Museum in the Midwest.

Acrylic Painting

$ 3,950
Let There
Acrylic Painting

$ 5,350
Before Swine
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,350
You Crazy Diamond
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,900
Acrylic Painting

$ 6,900
Darkness Was
Acrylic Painting

$ 6,100
Acrylic Painting

$ 6,100
Acrylic Painting

$ 6,100
Heat Islands
Acrylic Painting

$ 6,100
Plum Beach
Oil Painting

$ 2,100
Le Mistral
Oil Painting

$ 1,320
Oil Painting

$ 3,100
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
TwitterArtExhibit No. 2, Norway , Moss, 2012
Juried Show, New York NY, Madame X, 2009
Alumni Exhibition, Boston MA, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, 2002
BDA GOLD AWARD, New York NY, BDA Headquarters, 1999
Independent Study Award: Antwerp, Boston MA, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1974 - 1975
Kirkland & Ellis Corporate Collection , Kirkland & Ellis, New York NY, 2002
Pfizer Inc. Corporate Collection, Pfizer Corporate Headquarters, New York NY, 2004
JBA Realty Corporate Collection, JBA Realty, New York NY, 2006
Helene DeLillo Photography, Helene DeLillo Photography Studios, New York NY, 2008
ReBar Corporate Collection, Rebar , New York NY, 2011