Jerry Cutler began working at the University of Florida in 1981, and spent 29 years in the School of Art + Arty History before retiring in 2010. Spending decades as a painter of the human figure, Cutler invented his landscape idiom in 1989 and has since been exclusively involved in that genre. His work comes in series, exploiting an idea until it dries up or leads to another line of thought. The paintings are a product of his prodigious sketchbook practice that includes drawings on site both of individual forms as well as practice compositions with many iterated variations of each idea and image. Often the subjects of large paintings are preceded with smaller versions. The paintings are completely based on site drawings, field studies, and studio based compositional variants. Over the years Cutler's paintings have been exhibited in nearly 200 group shows and over 30 solo shows. His paintings are held in private, public, and museum collections and his work is placed in numerous venues with the Florida's Art in State Buildings Program. Cutler paints regularly in his studio at his home in Gainesville where he lives with his wife Elizabeth Rich.