The Town: Paintings by Antonio DeJesus

March 20,2005

A native of the Dominican Republic, painter Antonio DeJesus moved to Hoboken only three years ago. When he first arrived, DeJesus took long walks around town and developed an appreciation of Hoboken’s architecture. His paintings of local architecture and highly realistic streetscapes are so sharply detailed that they appear at first glance to be photographs. Many are suffused with a warm, golden light, particularly his panoramic southerly view of the Erie-Lackawanna terminal, Lackawanna 2.

The second in a yearlong series of exhibitions looking at Hoboken through the eyes of artists, The Town: Paintings by Antonio DeJesus opens with a reception on Sunday, March 20, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibition is on view through May 7 in the Upper Gallery at the Hoboken Historical Museum, 1301 Hudson Street.

Antonio DeJesus attended Parson School of Design and has won many awards for his illustrations and murals. His work has been shown at Parsons Gallery, New York City, and Centro Cultural Fermosselle, Dominican Republic.