Jerrold Ballaine Biography

Jerrold Ballaine




Jerrold Ballaine was born in Seattle, Washington in 1934.  He attended the University of Washington in Seattle.  He got his BFA from the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco in 1959 and his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1961.  Ballaine taught at the University of California, Berkeley from 1965 through 1994.

He has numerous honors and awards, including: 
San Francisco Museum of Drawing and Print Art, Annual Award, 1960; Fourth International Young Artists Exhibition Award Tokyo, Japan, 1967; Summer Faculty Fellowship, University of California at Berkeley, 1969;Creative Arts Institute Grant, University of California at Berkeley, 1971 and Humanities Research Fellowship, University of California at Berkeley, 1980.

Jerry Ballaine has exhibited extensively throughout the US and was the s
ubject of two half hour documentaries on the artist and his work, filmed by KQED and broadcast on channel 9 on September 21 and October 18, 1971.  More information can be found at: