Jerry Fresia received a PhD from the University of Massachusetts in political science and has written extensively on the political-economy of the United States.
He left academia, however, to pursue a career in painting, an activity he has studied formally and has practiced his entire adult life. While in San Francisco he was an exhibitor and Executive Director of two outdoor exhibition groups.
Jerry has taught at numerous US colleges and universities. He has also taught art privately for 20 years. He now lives on Lake Como, Italy, where he teaches oil painting workshops.