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Jane Peterson Art

American, 1876-1965
Jane Peterson's most innovative period was from 1910 to 1930. During this time she produced her most important work. Her trips to Venice resulted in exuberant paintings full of glowing color. This painting is from that period. The brushwork is bold and exciting. The bright round yellow carob flowers contrast with the vertical mauve carob pods. The trunks and branches of the trees form a series of triangles that reflect the lush Mediterranean landscape. Originally the painting was sold in Paris to an American collector. Jane Peterson was a leading woman post-impressionist painter of the early 20th century. Born in Elgin, Illinois, on November 28, 1876, she was interested in art throughout her childhood. In 1895, she went to New York City to study art at Pratt Institute. Before graduating in 1901, Peterson taught painting and became a popular teacher at Pratt. She then became the Drawing Supervisor of Brooklyn Public Schools. She studied oil painting with Frank Vincent DuMond who emphasized a prismatic palette. Subsequently, she studied painting with Frank Brangwyn in London, Jacques Emile Blanche and André Lhote in Paris, and Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida in Madrid. She was influenced by Impressionism and Fauvism during her studies in Paris. In 1924, Peterson's painting, Toilette, received critical acclaim at the New York Society of Painters. Her one-woman show on Fifth Avenue sold out. By this time, she had won numerous awards, was a Fellow at the National Academy of Design, and a member of many art clubs including the American Watercolor Society, Audubon Artists, Pen & Brush Club, and the National Association of Women Artists. In 1925, The New York Times characterized Peterson as "one of the foremost women painters in New York." Known for her colorful, post-impressionistic paintings of Gloucester streets and harbor on Cape Ann; palm trees along the Florida coast; street scenes in Paris, Istanbul, and New York City; and boating views in Venice. Peterson also flamboyantly executed floral subjects and dynamic genre-like portraits. Carob Tree (Ceratonia siliqua) is a small evergreen tree of the Mediterranean coasts. It has dark green, compound leaves with glossy, oval leaflets. In Italy, the carob tree blooms from September to November. Its seedpods, also known as Saint John's bread, are up to 45 centimeters long and are filled with round, hard seeds and a thick pulp. St. John's Bread was probably the husks in the Prodigal Son parable and the seed which is said to have been the original jewelers' carat weight. The Spaniards call it Algaroba, and the Arabs Kharoub, hence Carob or Caroub Pods, Beans, or Sugar-pods. It is also named Locust Pods. These pods are grown in southern Europe for feeding domestic animals as well as for human food. Carob is sold in health food stores and is often a substitute or alternate to chocolate.
(Biography provided by Allinson Gallery, Inc.)
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Artist: Jane Peterson
Gondolas, Venetian Canal By Jane Peterson
By Jane Peterson
Located in New Orleans, LA
Jane Peterson 1876–1965 American Gondolas, Venetian Canal Signed “Jane Peterson” (lower right) Oil on canvas This remarkable painting, Gondolas, Venetian Canal, by the esteemed A...
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20th Century Post-Impressionist Jane Peterson Art

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Canvas, Oil

Lilies
By Jane Peterson
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Jane Peterson (1876-1965) Lilies Oil on canvas, 1952-1953 Signed by the artist lower right: JANE PETERSON (see photo) Painting size: 29 x 23 inches Frame size: 38 x 32-1/2 x 1-1/2 inches Exhibited: The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: One Hundred and Forty Eighth Exhibition of American Painting and Sculptures, January 25-March 1, 1953 (Photo of original label). Original tacks on stretcher where label was afixed. Label stolen while on exhibition. Exhibited: Childs Gallery, Boston, 2019- 2023 Jane Peterson was an artist who achieved significant critical attention and adulation over the course of her career. Following her first American solo exhibition in 1909, a critic observed, “There is not a dull canvas in the entire collection and everything is interesting”.1 Thirty-five years later, Historical Records published her biography in the almanac Prominent Women of New York.2 Regardless of her success, Peterson remained pragmatic as she always sought to challenge herself with new ideas and techniques. She spent a lifetime immersed in the practice of painting; as a student, teacher, and gifted artist. Peterson was a painter with little interest in self-promotion or the conventional achievements of an artist, as a result there has only been a moderate body of scholarship written about her posthumously. Peterson’s legacy is her brilliant oeuvre of impressionistic paintings, held by collections such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Brooklyn Museum of Art. "Jennie Christine Peterson was born in Elgin, Illinois in 1876. From an early age Peterson, who was known throughout her life as Jane, showed a natural talent for drawing. As a teenager, having received no formal art training, Peterson sat the art aptitude test conducted by the Pratt Institute. The results were promising and, in 1895, Peterson moved to New York to study at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Peterson thrived at Pratt as a conscientious student, although it was not an easy time for her financially. When her money ran low Peterson gave art lessons to other students, and also earned some income through the sale of her paintings in student exhibitions. When Peterson graduated in 1901, she began working as Drawing Supervisor of Public Schools in Brooklyn. She also continued her art education taking classes at the Art Students League. Between 1904 and 1906 Peterson worked as an art teacher in New York, Massachusetts, and Maryland. In 1907, Peterson sailed to Europe where she visited artists and museums in France, Holland, and Italy. She found Europe to be more socially progressive for women artists and decided to stay and continue her art education. While in Europe, Peterson studied under Frank Brangwyn at the London School of Art, before relocating to Paris where she received instruction from Jacque-Emile Blanche, Charles Cottet, and Claudio Castelucho. Throughout 1908, Peterson was extremely productive, creating many works in her spare time while also taking on portrait commissions to augment her income. She lived in rooms in Montparnasse located around the corner from Gertrude Stein’s salon, where on Saturday evening artists and art enthusiasts would gather to view and discuss Stein’s seminal collection of Modern art. Attending these events Peterson surrounded herself with powerful art luminaries such as Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Georges Braque, André Derain, and Henri Rousseau. Peterson’s style from this period is neither entirely academic nor avant garde. Rather she blends the technical skills of her academic training with the loose brushwork and bold color palette of her contemporaries to produce paintings that are beautiful impressions of life. Peterson’s early oil paintings from Europe...
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Pastel-Toned Abstract Impressionist Venice Grand Canal Landscape
By Jane Peterson
Located in Houston, TX
Pastel pink, blue, and purple toned Venice Canal abstract impressionist landscape by American artist Jane Peterson. This painting depicts what seems to be an early morning scene feat...
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Impressionist Jane Peterson Art

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Canvas, Oil

Venice
By Jane Peterson
Located in New York, NY
Singed (at lower left): Jane Peterson
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Early 20th Century American Impressionist Jane Peterson Art

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Gouache

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