Antolik earned a degree in illustration from Cooper School of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, before working for American
Greeting Card Company and then Designs Unlimited, a commercial studio in Maple Heights, Ohio. In the early 70’s
Antolik moved to Colorado and eventually Wyoming to experience all the West had to offer.
Antolik has known the loneliness of sheepherding, the camaraderie of ranch life, and the excitement of exploring
the vast wilderness of the magnificent Rocky Mountains.
“I enjoy working on location so that I can capture those favorite places with small studies. As well as being
saleable, the studies provide useful information for the development of larger gallery pieces or very large murals.”
Jerry is comfortable painting life size works and murals, “I have had to overcome my training as a studio artist,
letting go of old ideas and growing into new ones.