Gannon University Alumnus Brings Iconic Works to Schuster Gallery

A Gannon University alumnus and his wife will bring to Erie a private collection of world-class art. The painting above is by iconic artist, Salvador Dali.

A Gannon University alumnus and his wife will bring to Erie a private collection of world-class art. The painting above is by iconic artist, Salvador Dali.

Gannon University alumnus and his wife will bring to Erie a private collection of world-class art.

The Schuster Program for the Arts and the Schuster Gallery at Gannon is pleased to share these works during the show, “Iconic Works on Paper: A Selection from the Gerald and Suzanne Marterer Collection” at the Schuster Gallery, 700 Peach St.

The show will open at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1. It will run through Oct. 10.

Gerald “Jerry” Marterer ’76M and his wife, Suzanne, boast an impressive collection of art by iconic artists like Salvador Dali, Edvard Munch and Marc Chagall, among others. Fifteen of these works will be shown at the Schuster Gallery, including original signed print gravures, etchings and watercolors.

On Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 5 p.m. Jerry Marterer will present a lecture, “Impressionism in Paris,” in the boardroom of Old Main at Gannon, 109 W. Sixth St. A book signing of his travel book, “Paris 201: Uncommon Places in the City of Light” will follow the presentation. Guests can purchase the book for $15. All proceeds will support the Schuster Program for the Arts. Reservations must be made by Sept. 27 to Cathy Fresch at 814-871-5842 or fresch001@gannon.edu.

Jerry Marterer is a 1976 Master of Business Administration graduate of Gannon University. He received his undergraduate degree in economics and accounting from Clarion State University.

Marterer began his career at Hammermill Paper Co. in Erie and then transitioned into International Paper Co. Marterer served first with the executive leadership team and then as president of IP Asia, spending four years in Hong Kong. In 2002, he joined Arizona Chemical as president and CEO until his retirement in 2008. He remains on the Board of Arizona Chemical as chairman.

Jerry Marterer and his wife are a dynamic couple who have traveled and lived throughout the world. They divide their time between Charleston, S.C., and Paris, France.

The Marterers began collecting art around 1968 to decorate their apartment walls and were quickly attracted to the land and seascapes that could be found in nearby villages and barns. The couple soon gravitated toward the bright colors of the mid-century modern school and acquired original signed works on paper from Bracque, Chagal, Miro, Dali, and other contemporaries. When Jerry Marterer retired, the couple spent more time at their home in Paris and began adding oil paintings from the 1930-1960 Post-Impressionism era to their growing collection.

For more information, including gallery hours, visit http://www.gannonalumni.org/event/IconicWorks/

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