The Gas Jockey  |  16x20 inches  |  acrylic, watercolor paper, kraft paper on stained birch panel In the early days of the automobile, full-service gas stations were commonplace and gas jockeys were the jovial workers that served as their lifeblood.  From pumping the gas, checking the oil, and cleaning the windows, gas station attendants would take care of all of the motorists’ needs with a skip in their step.  A series of oil embargos in the 1970’s made prices soar and pinched the majority of full-service stations out of business, even though they remain legally required in New Jersey and Oregon.

The Gas Jockey  |  16x20 inches  |  acrylic, watercolor paper, kraft paper on stained birch panel
In the early days of the automobile, full-service gas stations were commonplace and gas jockeys were the jovial workers that served as their lifeblood.  From pumping the gas, checking the oil, and cleaning the windows, gas station attendants would take care of all of the motorists’ needs with a skip in their step.  A series of oil embargos in the 1970’s made prices soar and pinched the majority of full-service stations out of business, even though they remain legally required in New Jersey and Oregon.