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Gerry Judah


Gerry Judah is a British contemporary artist and who has created spectacular settings for theatre, film,  television, museums, and public spaces. He has recently returned to his Fine Arts roots with highly acclaimed contemporary paintings exploring the effects of war and environmental catastrophes on the urban landscape. His works have entered a number of international private and public collections. 

Gerry Judah studied Foundation Art and Design at Barnet College of Art before obtaining a Double First-Class B.A.Honours degree in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, University of London and Postgraduate Sculpture at the Slade of Fine Art, University College London.

After leaving Art School, Gerry Judah set up his studio in Shaftesbury Avenue, the theatre centre in the West End of London. There, along with designing and building scenery to sponsor his artwork, he began to work on large sculptures, which were exhibited at the Camden Arts Centre, Whitechapel Art Gallery and Yorkshire Sculpture Park.  He also began to build a reputation for his innovative design. Working in film, television, theatre, and museums, he created settings for the BBC, Channel Four, British Museum, National History Museum, Science Museum, Imperial War Museum, Millennium Dome, Expo ’92 and Expo ’98, Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson, Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, The Who, David Bailey, Terence Donovan, Sting, Godley and Creme and Ridley Scott Associates. He has also created spectacular installations at the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed for Ferrari, Porsche, Audi, Jaguar, Mercedes Benz, Renault, Ford, Rolls-Royce, Honda, Toyota, Land Rover and Alfa Romeo, and has designed bridges in London and Cambridge. 

Amongst a number of commissions from public museums and institutions, Gerry Judah was asked by the Imperial War Museum in London in 2000 to create a large installation of the selection ramp in Auschwitz Birkenau for the Holocaust Exhibition opened by the Queen. Extensive research and numerous visits to Auschwitz led Judah to produce a highly acclaimed work that encouraged him to take his art in yet a new direction, creating a body of work consisting of three-dimensional paintings exploring the devastations of war and the ravages man has made upon the environment caused by recent conflicts in Eastern Europe and the Middle East.   

He is currently working on a new body of work on canvas and paper exploring the relationship between religion and conflict, as well as a major work commissioned by the Imperial War Museum North in Manchester, UK. 

Gerry Judah

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