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Background Information

Employment History

Founder

Renoir/Matisse

Affiliations

Founder
Matisse Ltd.

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HAGJewels - Renoir / Matisse (Jerry Fels)!

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Designers - Renoir/Matisse (Jerry Fels) HAGJewels - Renoir / Matisse (Jerry Fels)!

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(Jerry Fels)
Renoir of California, established in Los Angeles in 1946 by Jerry Fels, specialized in copper jewelry of geometric or abstract forms. Matisse, LTD. ,also established in Los Angeles by Jerry Fels and family in 1952, featured copper jewelry with colorful enameled designs. Both companies ceased production in 1964. [Reference Source: http://www.broadwaterrosejewels.com/Jewelry%20Marks%20and%20Identification.htm]
Renoir: Renoir was best known for their uniquely shaped solid copper jewelry. Growing out of the American Arts & Crafts movement, copper was a popular choice for early 20th century metalworkers active in the Arts & Crafts design. Renoir was founded in Los Angeles, California in 1946 by Jerry Fels, and from the outset he took the company in the direction of contemporary abstract designs evocative of modern art just coming on the scene. Recreating the look of hand-hammered copper as their material of choice, Renoir has always made a nice change from the more typical costume jewelry using rhinestones as the key material. The Fels family also founded another important name in 20th century costume jewelry, Matisse, Ltd. Matisse also created fine copper jewelry but added enamel decoration to the surface and taking the jewelry in new directions. Both Renoir and Matisse ceased ongoing operations in 1964. [Reference Source: Fabulous Costume Jewelry: History of Fantasy and Fashion in Jewels @ the Collectics Collector Bookstore]
Curtis Jere' is a compound non-de-plume for a design group formed and directed by Jerry Fels for their company Artisan House . The company was formed by Jerry Fels and Curtis Freiler and has since been sold and resold.
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Jerry Fels specialized in design and sales, Mr Freiler ran production.
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The Renoir line of jewelry was founded in Los Angeles, CA in 1946 by Jerry Fels.
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Another company, Matisse, Ltd. was also founded in Los Angeles by Jerry Fels and his family in 1952.
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Founded in Los Angeles, California in 1946 by Jerry Fels who used modern, abstract motifs in fashioning his copper jewelry. He also established the Matisse company, which added enamel to the designs. Wonderful mid-century color combinations can be found in the Matisse line. Many pieces are signed both Renoir and Matisse. Renoir and Matisse discontinued operations in 1964 and the jewelry the companies produced is considered very collectible today! [Reference Source: http://www.bctreasuretrove.com/category_37/Renoir-Matisse.htm]
Matisse, subsidiary of Renoir of California that was founded in 1946 by Jerry Fels, specialized from 1952 onwards in the enamelled version of his red copper designs, that were already sold earlier under the name Renoir. Both Matisse and Renoir jewelry was made until 1964, when Fels retired and left for Florida.
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Renoir was manufactured in California by Jerry Fels and his partners, and this prolific company made Renoir (copper without enamel), Matisse (copper with enamel) and much less often found Sauterne, a sterling silver line. Other less well known companies also specialized in copper. The choice of a Beatnik generation, these pieces were the flip side for people for whom glitzy rhinestone didn't appeal. [Reference Source: http://www.pastandpresentjewelry.com/copper.html]
Renoir: Renoir was best known for their uniquely shaped solid copper jewelry. Growing out of the American Arts & Crafts movement, copper was a popular choice for early 20th century metalworkers active in the Arts & Crafts design. Jerry Fels founded Renoir in Los Angeles, California in 1946, and from the outset he took the company in the direction of contemporary abstract designs evocative of modern art just coming on the scene.


Matisse" was introduced in 1952, with ...

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Matisse" was introduced in 1952, with the lovely enamel on copper look. ... "Matisse" was introduced by Jerry Fels of Renoir in 1952, with the lovely enamel on copper .... matisse copper items - Get great deals on Jewelry Watches .... Buy matisse copper, Jewelry Watches items on eBay.


Matisse" was introduced in 1952, with ...

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Matisse" was introduced in 1952, with the lovely enamel on copper look. ... "Matisse" was introduced by Jerry Fels of Renoir in 1952, with the lovely enamel on copper .... matisse copper items - Get great deals on Jewelry Watches .... Buy matisse copper, Jewelry Watches items on eBay.


Matisse" was introduced in 1952, with ...

womipujecutewydu.onsugar.com [cached]

Matisse" was introduced in 1952, with the lovely enamel on copper look. ... "Matisse" was introduced by Jerry Fels of Renoir in 1952, with the lovely enamel on copper .... matisse copper items - Get great deals on Jewelry Watches .... Buy matisse copper, Jewelry Watches items on eBay.


Matisse" was introduced in 1952, with ...

womipujecutewydu.onsugar.com [cached]

Matisse" was introduced in 1952, with the lovely enamel on copper look. ... "Matisse" was introduced by Jerry Fels of Renoir in 1952, with the lovely enamel on copper .... matisse copper items - Get great deals on Jewelry Watches .... Buy matisse copper, Jewelry Watches items on eBay.

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