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John Yerger (1935-2017), Still Life with Pears, 2012; oil on panel, 6 x 7 7/8 inches; Gift of Dana E. Tillou Fine Arts Ltd., 2014

John Yerger (1935-2017), Still Life with Pears, 2012; oil on panel, 6 x 7 7/8 inches; Gift of Dana E. Tillou Fine Arts Ltd., 2014

Buffalo native John Yerger painted in the trompe l’oeil tradition, paying homage to American masters such as William Harnett (1848-1892), John Frederick Peto (1854-1907), and John Haberle (1856-1933). He attended the Art Institute of Buffalo 1950-53 and the Vesper George School of Art in Boston, MA 1961-62. His highly realistic work has been exhibited in Boston, Santa Fe, Dallas, Litchfield, Connecticut, and in various venues in Western New York.