New York City Noir
Jeffrey left Los Angeles in 1967 to attend graduate school at Pratt Institute. He stayed in New York for 40 years. Almost immediately, the intensity of New York City captured his imagination. As an ardent observer of the human condition Jeffrey was able to explore subjects not found any place else. Stone records, in some of his work done in NYC, the self-absorbed, hedonistic side of the city’s nightlife. His work is about reality. As a counterpoint to this, one sees the gentle images from time spent on Fire Island and sketches of varied subjects. Adding to this experience was a career as a highly respected teacher and professor at both high school and college levels.

Stone lived just blocks away from the World Trade Center. After 9/11 he knew it was time for a fresh start to escape the horror of that awful day.

 
The Main Floor, 1994, 68 x 102, Oil on Canvas
The Main Floor, 1994, 68 x 102, Oil on Canvas
The Main Floor, 1994, Detail
The Main Floor, 1994, Detail
The Main Floor, 1994, Detail
The Main Floor, 1994, Detail
The Main Floor, 1994, Detail
The Main Floor, 1994, Detail
The Main Floor, 1994, Detail
The Main Floor, 1994, Detail
Portrait of Penny, 1999, 50 x 68, Oil on Canvas
Portrait of Penny, 1999, Detail
The Balcony, 1995, 50 x 68, Oil on Canvas
The Balcony, 1995, Detail
Two Women, 1995, 32 68, Oil on Canvas
Two Women, 1995, Detail
Two Women, 1995, Detail
The Sofa, 1996, 46 x 72, Oil on Canvas
The Sofa, 1996, Detail
Woman with Black Gloves, 1996, 23 x 48, Oil on Canvas
Woman with Black Gloves, 1996, Detail
Sunflowers, 1998, 30 x 60, Oil on Canvas
Sunflowers, 1998, Detail
Dancing to the Orchid, 1996, 48 x 68, Oil on Canvas
Dancing to the Orchid, 1996, Detail
Dancing to the Orchid, 1996, Detail
Dancing to the Orchid, 1996, Detail
Dancing to the Orchid, 1996, Detail
Cat, 1995, 48 x 60, Oil on Canvas
Cat, 1995, Detail
The Still Life with Cocaine, 2000, 23 x 30, Oil on Canvas
The Embrace, 2000, 68 x 84 Oil on Canvas
The Embrace, 2000, Detail
Elaine, 1998, 23 x 48, Oil on Canvas
Elaine, 1998, Detail
The Dove, 1997, 66 x 68, Oil on Canvas
The Dove, 1997, Detail
The Dove, 1997, Detail
The First Kiss, 1992, 41 x 72, Oil on Canvas
The First Kiss, 1992, Detail
The First Kiss, 1992, Detail
The Main Floor (study), 1993, 17 x 65, Oil Pastel
The Main Floor (study), 1993, 20 x 36, Oil Pastel
The Main Floor (study), 1994, 12 x 39, Oil Pastel
Dancing Until Four AM, 1980, 18 x 24, 6-color Lithograph
In the Studio, 2009, Photograph