A Visual Journey
Gerard(Gerry) Kauffmann was born in Louisville, Kentucky. Painting primarily in oils, he draws inspiration from various artists, including Dom Gregory De Wit and Thomas Hart Benton. Gerard has produced hundreds of paintings and murals and his works are included in private collections in the region. He has received several awards, and in 2018 was awarded first prize in the premium division at the Kentucky State Fair Art Exhibition, for his portrait titled "Waiting". He exhibited as part of the 2018-19 Mazin Annual Juried Art Exhibition. In February 2019, his mural titled "Pieta, al chiaro di Luna" was installed at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Louisville. His painting of Abraham Lincoln was selected for the 2019 Governor's Derby Exhibit and displayed at the Kentucky Capitol Rotunda. His painting "What now?" was selected for the Lexington Art League's PRHBTN 2019 exhibition. In 2020 his historical mural titled "The Potato Capital of the World" was unveiled at the St. Matthews City Hall. In 2021 his mural titled "100 Years of Flying Heritage" was installed at the Bowman Field Airport Administration Building. In 2021, Gerard and his son Ryan(Kauffmann Historical Murals) completed a large scale mural at Saint Xavier High School, titled "The Foundation". In August 2021 Gerard completed a Grotto Mural for the Lourdes Marian Garden in Louisville. In 2023 Gerard and Ryan painted the "Brotherhood" Tiger mural at Saint Xavier's Ryken Hall. Gerard and brother Dan's glass sculpture "Strata" was accepted into the 2023 Bernheim Forest Connect public sculpture event. He has volunteered at Louisville’s Speed Art Museum, and is a member of the Portrait Society of America. In August 2019 Gerard completed the Public Art workshop conducted by the Philadelphia Mural Arts program. Gerard is a graduate of the University of Louisville, and earned a Certificate in Illustration from Cornell University.