Jane Peterson (1876-1965) was nationally recognized for her gouaches (opaque watercolors) as well as her paintings during trough the early 1900’s period. She studied with the great Spanish Impressionist painter, Joaquin Sorolla, and at the Pratt Institute, New York, 1895-1901. She was a member of the prestigious National Academy of Design, New York, and was an instructor at the Art Student’s League, New York, 1914 to 1919. Jane Peterson had two one-person exhibitions at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1910 and 1914. She painted in a brightly hued painterly, Post-Impressionist style during the height of her career, especially from 1910-1950. She died in 1965. The artist was well known for her Gloucester harbor scenes, Venetian vignettes, New York subjects, and her exotic colorations in romantic still life’s, and in Orientalist paintings of North African and Constantinople. Throughout her life, she had over 80 one-woman exhibitions and was recognized as a uniquely talented painter.
Her work was exhibited in all the major national and international juried watercolor and oil exhibitions in the United States. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, High Museum of Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and The Princeton University Museum are a few of the museums that own her gouaches and paintings.
Selected Permanent Collections
- Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York
- High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia
- Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
- Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
- New York University, Grey Art Gallery, New York
- New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans
- Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida
- Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia
- Philadelphia Museum of Art
- Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
- Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond