Gerald Syler

"Untitled 79" Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow Abstract Expressionist Painting 2016



Oil on Canvas


Red, blue, green, and yellow abstract expressionist painting by Texas artist Gerald Syler. The work features a balanced composition of large, colorful brush strokes set against a light background. Signed, titled, and dated by artist on reverse. Currently unframed, but options are available.

Artist Statement

"Most of my life has been lived in structured environments, whether school, military service, or the business world. My current interest in painting, and in particular abstract painting, is something I’m exploring that’s totally different from my past pursuits. My early works were representational. As I’ve progressed, the paintings have evolved to a looser and more abstract style and my current work explores pure abstraction. The unstructured nature of abstract painting gives me the freedom to explore my creative self."

Artist Biography

Gerald Syler was born April 6, 1942, in Sherman, Texas. Upon graduation from Texas A & M University, Gerald served as an officer in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. After completing his duty, he returned to Texas A & M where he received a master's degree. Gerald spent his entire career with Shell Oil Company, retiring in 2000. He made the most of retirement by following his many passions and interests. Syler passed away in 2016.


H 39.25 in. x W 30 in. x D 1.5 in.