Jerry C. Crandall
Artist and Friend
April 1, 1935-June 12, 2022
Jerry C. Crandall died at 87 years old on June 12, 2022, after contracting Covid. His death was announced by his wife of 50 years, Judy Crandall.
Jerry had a career as an artist for over 60 years and he was known far and wide for his love of history and a dedication to bringing historical accuracy into his paintings. His expertise on the American West landed him a historical consultant gig on the television miniseries Centennial (1978-79) and on the Charlton Heston movie, The Mountain Man (1980). He appeared in the movie Tombstone (1993) as one of the “cow-boys.”
He also appeared as a commentator on numerous history shows, including documentaries on A&E, Discovery and The History Channel. His work has been featured in Southwest Art, Western Art Collector, Art of the West, True West, Cowboys & Indians, Man at Arms and Air Classics among others. He was a member of the International Guild of Realism, listed in Who’s Who in American Art, and he was also listed in Contemporary Western Artists. His artwork can be found in many private and public collections. In addition to his Old West subjects, Jerry wrote 10 books on the World War II Luftwaffe and is recognized as one of the top five German-aviation historians in the world.