• acclaimed motion picture artist Jaroslav 'Jerry' Gebr


         Jaroslav Gebr's Hollywood creations at auction, once again • Winter 2020

                                                                        AUCTION PART II CLOSED

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                                                 Jack Lemmon   1974                      Don Johnson   1972                Richard Chamberlain  c1980
                                SOLD                           SOLD                               SOLD

              Veronica Hamel  1978                                Rod Steiger   1969                                                   Telly Savalas / Kojak  1985
                    SOLD                                      SOLD                                                     SOLD 

                Kojak    1985                          The Hindenburg   1975                        Little Women    1978                            The Misadventures of
                 Publicity Flyer                                                                                                                                                       Sheriff Lobo   c1979
                   SOLD                            SOLD                                 SOLD                                   SOLD


                                                                         Sci-Fi Cult Movie: Metal Storm
                                                                               Prop-Story Book   1983


                                            Past Auctions

                                             November 14-15 2020

                                               AUCTION PART I CLOSED

                      John Candy                   Original ET Playbill 1982                     ET Storyboard  1982                      Dean Martin 1961
                        SOLD                            SOLD                               SOLD                              SOLD

                    Amazing Stories   1985            Amazing Stories  1985       Ami Dolenz • Murder She Wrote                HOOK
                           SOLD                          SOLD                           SOLD                          SOLD


  August 8th-9th 2020

Film Set Art by Jaroslav Gebr to Auction   •    Own a piece of Hollywood History. 


Portraits of Dustin Hoffman and Edie Adams  


November 16th 2019


                                                 June 2018

A Celebration Of Robert Osborne Bonhams Auction,  New York, New York


Kim Novak


Lot # 295

$3,000.00 - $5,000.00

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1968, Oil on Board, signed ("Gebr") to lower left, framed. In Robert Aldrich's wild Hollywood melodrama The Legend of Lylah Clare, director Zarkan (Peter Finch) is obsessed with his dead leading lady Lylah Clare (Kim Novak) and decorates his mansion with a series of different portraits of her. Painter Jaroslav Gebr created a series of approximately twelve portraits of Novak as Lylah in various poses and costumes for the film which appear througout, including this one.  With a letter of authenticity from the Jaroslav gebr Estate.

Overall: 23.5 x 30 x 1.75 in : within frame: 17.5 x 23.5 in.


Janet Leigh 

Lot # 218

$1,200.00 - $1,800.00


Universal, 1975, Oil on Canvas, "Jaroslav Gebr / 1974 / Columbo" in black marker to verso of canvas, framed, in the Columbo episode "Forgotten Lady"  Detective Columbo (Peter Faulk) investigates a murder involving a fading movie musical star (Janet Leigh).  This striking portrait of Leigh was created for the episode and a larger almost identical portrait hangs in Leigh's character's home.  This is apparently a secondary, small er version painted for the episode.  With a letter of authenticity from the Jaroslav Gebr Estate.

Overal: 43 x 35.5 x 2.5 in : within frame:  28.75 x 35 in




A collection of traditional European fine art and Hollywood Film and Television Illustrative art by Jaroslav Gebr has been presented on October 16th, 2017 to the Consul Generals office of the Czech Republic / Los Angeles, Consul General Pavol Sepelak. In addition to this wonderful tribute, Thomas Gebr and his wife Renee and sister Katherina presented a special pen and ink to the Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the United States, Hynek Kmonicek at the Consul Generals home in Los Angeles to be taken and hung in Washington DC at the Czech Republic Ambassador's residence.


A series of tributes and exhibits are to be held this year for the late great Hollywood Portrait Artist and Muralist Jaroslav Gebr_

The pride of Pisek, Czech Republic. 

Jaroslav Gebr’s works have come to you via Motion Pictures and Television for over the last 50 years, such as Jaws, The Sting, Sound Of Music, Camelot, Scarface, Night Gallery, Colombo and countless others.

His works have also become part of many ‘A’ list actors, directors and producers private collections, such as: Kim Novak, Lucille Ball, Roddy McDowell, Barbra Streisand, Joan Crawford, Rod Serling, Clint Eastwood, and countless others.

Tributes in 2017 are being planned for Jaroslav at the Art Directors Guild, Los Angeles and at The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science, Beverly Hills and will be graced with the kindest attention and sponsorship by the Consulate for the Czech Republic, Los Angeles.   

These exhibits will feature the actual works and ephemera from the Film and Television productions Jaroslav worked on, as well as works from his private ‘Fine Art’ creations during his early years in Europe and South America.

Jaroslav 'Jerry' Gebr Tributes & Exhibits for 2016 now enjoys the full support from the Consul General of the Czech Republic/Los Angeles_


2016  •  past press releases  





Original painting from NIGHT GALLERY re-surfaces after 44 years and is purchased
by world renowned director • Guillermo Del Toro • for $50,000.00

Night Gallery – (NBC-TV, 1969)

'The Crucifixion' was painted by renowned Hollywood portrait artist and muralist Jaroslav Gebr.  It was used in the pilot episode of the cult-classic television series Night Gallery, produced and hosted by the legendary Rod Serling. 

There are only two other paintings from this ‘second-pilot story’ in existence.  The first painting which is shown hanging in the gallery, is of a crucified man in agony.  The second painting of the same crucified man after its transformation bears the face of actor Richard Kiley.  The first painting is the work which Director Guillermo Del Toro has purchased for his infamous collection of historic Hollywood Art.

An historic piece of Hollywood memorabilia co-created by two brilliant artists and friends, Rod Serling and Jaroslav Gebr.

   Acrylic on Canvas, measures  5' x 7'  framed. 


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Written by Rod Serling
Directed by Barry Shear
Richard Kiley as Joseph Strobe
Sam Jaffe as Bleum
Norma Crane as Gretchen
George Murdock as the First Israeli Agent

The final episode in the pilot trilogy is perhaps most unnerving; that’s because it goes beyond the personal experience.


The final episode of the pilot, The Escape Route, stars Richard Kiley as a Nazi war criminal hiding out in South America after WWII.  He’s not only a hunted man, but is also haunted by his own nightmarish memories of what he did during the war.  He seeks escape from his past in contemplating a painting in the local museum of a man in a boat, peacefully fishing, and has such an intense longing to change places with the man that he hallucinates the painted scene coming to life with himself in the boat. 


Another regular visitor to the museum is a Holocaust survivor whom the Nazi recognizes from Auschwitz.  He is focused on a different painting, that of a crucified man in agony amidst the barbed wire of a concentration camp.  The survivor is not seeking escape, but transcendence of his pain by confronting the truth of what happened to him as expressed by this artist, who, he says, has “captured a nightmare” on canvas. 


When the Nazi is exposed and chased by the police, he runs to the museum and kneels before the painting of the man in the boat, and begs God to be transported into it.  A miracle occurs, but not the one he prayed for.  Instead of the man in the boat, the Nazi is transformed into the man on the cross, frozen forever in a moment of supreme suffering as the fitting retribution for his crimes.


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