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biography of Jane FREILICHER (1924-2014)

Birth place: NYC

Addresses: NYC

Profession: Painter

Studied: Brooklyn College, A.B.; Columbia Univ., A.M.; Hans Hofman School; art history with Meyer Schapiro.

Exhibited: Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, from 1952 (14 solos); WMAA, 1955, 1972; PAFA, 1962-66; Figurative Painting", Vassar College, 1968; "Painterly Realism," AFA, 1970; John Bernard Myers Gallery, New York, 1971 (solo). Awards: Hallmark Int. Art Award, 1960."

Work: BM; MoMA; Brandeis Art Mus., MA; Rhode Island MFA; NY Univ.

Comments: Gestural realist whose subjects include Long Island landscapes and cityscapes of New York. Also known as a painter of poets, her sitters have included Frank O'Hara (1951) and John Ashbery (1954). Teaching: visiting critic & lecturer, Univ. Penn. Grad. School Fine Arts, Skowhegan School Art, and Carnegie-Mellon Inst. Publications: illustrator, Turandot and Other Poems, 1953; illustrator, Paris Review (portfolio of drawings), 1965.

Sources: WW73; Falk, PAFA, vol. 3; Falk, WMAA; Rubinstein, American Women Artists, 289-90; Fairfield Porter, Jane Freilicher Paints a Picture" Art News (Sept. 1955); Peter Schjeldah, "Urban Pastorals," Art News (Feb., 1971); James Schuyler, "The Painting of Jane Freilicher," Art & Litt (autumn, 1966)"


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