About the Artist
1963 – Commissioned to come to Hong Kong by the Mandarin Oriental Hotel to execute one large fresco in the main lobby and fourteen large murals throughout the hotel:
Created a 21 ft. high x 6 ft. wide ceramic and mosaic tile mural for roof garden of The Mandarin and also had one man exhibit at roof garden, in the same year :
Also, executed the following:
Two large murals for the First National City Bank of New York in Hong Kong and Kowloon. Several murals for the Goodyear Investors and Central Development Company, Ltd. of Hong Kong.
1965 – Invited by the Fran-Nell Gallery of Art, Tokyo, Japan to mount a one-man exhibition of work in that city.This resulted in the said exhibition and two other one-man shows in Kyoto, at the Beni and the Toga Galleries :
Gerard in his Azabu Roppongi, Tokyo studio
In May, 1966, executed an 80 ft long historical mural in oil on canvas depicting the great ports – of – call of the 19th century Clipper Ships for the entrance lobby of the exclusive ‘Sky Club’ at the Pan Am building (now the MetLife Building) in New York. This historical mural was eventually removed from the walls of the old Sky Club by museum experts and transported to Bermuda. There, it is now lovingly displayed in the new exclusive, luxurious Tucker’s Point Hotel and Spa in Bermuda :
From the end of May 1966 to the beginning of May 1967, traveled to Mexico and throughout Europe, visiting art galleries and contemporary artists.
At the end of 1967, returned to the United States at the request of the Rolex Corporation and Pan American Airlines to execute a 300 square foot mural entitled, “The Anatomy of Time” in the New York Airways Heliport :