Parade by Jane Peterson

A member of the National Academy of Design and an instructor at the Art Students League, the international traveler Peterson infused this depiction of NYC with national pride. She invites the viewer to enter the scene mid-street and to gaze along the grand avenue decorated with vibrant flags and banners. Peterson shared with Childe Hassam an interest in such patriotic displays.

Internationally known writer and astronomer Percival Lowell exhibited Peterson’s work in Paris and secured her first one-woman exhibition in Boston which led to a near sell-out exhibition in New York City. By 1912, Peterson had many rich patrons…..
Traveling and painting with Sorolla, Louis Comfort Tiffany, John Singer Sargent, Childe Hassam and Maurice Prendergast, Peterson was in an influential art entourage and made it evident she could paint with the best of the male painters.
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