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Born, Sacramento, CA
Entered Sacramento Jr. College and studied with Wayne Thiebaud and Amalia Fischbacher
Married Susan MacNicholl
Entered Chouinard Art Institute, studied with Robert Irwin and Richards Rubin
Son, David, born
Returned to Sacramento, began work as a technical illustrator for Aerojet General Corporation
Enrolled Sacramento State College evening classes, studied with Robert Else.
Sons, Peter and Thomas, born
Left Aerojet to attend Sacramento State College full time, studied with Irving Marcus and Ruth Rippon. Began pursuit of art as a full time profession.
First solo exhibition, Sacramento Garden and Arts Center, Sacramento
Joined Barrios Gallery, Sacramento
Joined Silvan Simone Gallery, Los Angeles
First Los Angeles solo show at Silvan Simone
Joined Candy Store Gallery, Folsom, CA
Received BA from Sacramento State College
Received MA from Sacramento State College
Moved with family to England
Showed at Upper Grosvenor Gallery, London
Returned to Sacramento
Joined Artist’s Contemporary Gallery, Sacramento
Solo show at Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara
Subject of the film Jerald Silva, A Painter
Retrospective exhibit and book titled Jerald Silva and his World, at E. B. Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento
Raft trip through the Grand Canyon with wife, Susan
Began series of still life and figural paintings affected by Grand Canyon trip.
First New York show at David Findlay Gallery
Began series of paintings referred to as duppy pictures
David Findlay Gallery closed, joined Sherry French, New York
Joined Jeremy Stone Gallery, San Francisco
Began series of paintings concerning themes of human manipulation
Joined Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica
Developed ideas involving wall still lifes
Joined Andrea Ross Gallery, Santa Monica
Developed ideas involving vanity mirrors
Began working with ideas involving steamy windows
Joined Michael Himovitz Gallery, Sacramento
Joined Louis Newman Gallery, Beverly Hills
Joined Solomon Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento
Publication of second retrospective book Intimate and Incorrect: Paintings in Watercolor by Jerald Silva—Solomon Dubnick Press
Received $20,000 grant from Pollack Krasner Foundation
Began experimenting as a sculptor
First show including sculpture at Solomon Dubnick Gallery
Installed first public sculpture commission, Virgil Chapman monument, Sacramento
Installation of Earlybird a kinetic sculpture at the Sacramento Executive Airport
Solo show at Davis and Cline Gallery, Ashland, Oregon
Joined John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis California
Installation of bronze monument to Joe and Isabel Serna at Sacramento City Hall.