“Sex has nothing to do with it at all. Art is one activity where being a woman is neither a help nor a hindrance. Even a woman’s intuition means nothing when she is facing a canvas.” Jane Peterson




One of America’s most innovative artists... a remarkable woman who lived a life of independence and adventure that was not common among her contemporaries. In her work, from landscapes to still-lifes, she blends traditional approaches to painting with the vanguard art of the Impressionists, Post-impressionists, Expressionists, and Fauves.
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Jane Peterson; graduate of Pratt Institute and American Impressionist and Expressionist painter. Her works are created in Impressionist and Expressionist styles using broad swaths of vibrant colors to combine an interest in light and in depiction of spontaneous moments and are well known for vivid, rich painted still life, beach scenes along the Massachusetts coast. Her works are housed in museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of the City of New York, the National Museum of Women in the Arts and Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC....

Born in Elgin, IL, on Nov. 28, 1876... as Jennie Christine, she changed her name to Jane right after she graduated from high school in 1894. She received no formal art training as a child, but knew intuitively how to paint everything she saw....

... studied under Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida in Madrid. Of all her mentors, Sorolla had the most influence upon Peterson’s style. After 1909, Peterson’s canvases become more daring with color, as layers of loose brushstrokes combine to represent the shimmer of Summer’s light in southern Europe.

...In 1910, Peterson traveled alone to Egypt and Algiers in North Africa – an extremely bold act for a woman in the early 20th century.

Peterson's work is hard to put into one or two single categories of art. Actually, her works are more... (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Peterson)
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