Gerry Metz was born on July 22, 1943 and passed away peacefully in Cave Creek, AZ on December 16, 2018 at the age of 75. His memory and artistic creations will live on in the form of his paintings and many public sculptures found in and around Scottsdale, AZ and throughout the United States.
Sometimes departing from these themes that his collectors had come to expect, Gerry enjoyed painting florals, fly fishing scenes, and landscapes, which have also captured a wide following. All of these subjects underscore his free spirit and his perpetual enjoyment of the outdoors. By riding into wilderness area on horseback, snow-shoeing in the high country in winter, and observing the different qualities of air, the resonance of light, Gerry was better able to imagine what the people in his paintings might have felt and experienced.
Gerry Metz delights in his visual experiences and translates them for our enjoyment as well. His paintings are from the heart, capturing historical scenes with a clarity and presence that puts us back to the mid 1800’s and a time of the mountain men, the pioneers, and the cattlemen who gave our country its foundation.
This essence of realism that he brings to us through his paintings, and the great emotional range that they span, captures for all the true Spirit of the West.
- Burt Reynolds – Los Angeles, CA
- Favell Museum – Klamath Falls, Oregon
- Franklin Mint
- K & K Insurance – Fort Wayne, Indiana
- Miles Laboratories
- Wrigley Mansion Private Collection
- Willard Marriott, Marriott Hotels
- Western Horseman Magazine
- Valley National Bank – Arizona