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Jane Peterson

Jane Peterson: Spanish Moss<br>Sold at Eldred's for $6,900

Spanish Moss
Sold at Eldred's for $6,900


November 28, 1876 - August 14, 1965


Jane Peterson is one of the most celebrated American female artists of the early 20th century. Her works defy easy categorization as they blend elements of impressionism, expressionism and fauvism.

Born as Jennie Christine in Elgin, Illinois on November 28, 1876, she changed her name to Jane Peterson when she began her artistic career. Excelling at art in the public system, she continued her education at New York’s Pratt Institute from 1895-1901.

In the ensuing years she would travel extensively in Europe studying along the way with Jacques Emile Blanche, Frank Brangwyn, Andre Hote, and Joaquin Sorolla.

Upon her return to the states she received her first solo exhibitions in Boston and New York. These were almost immediately successful and launched her highly successful career. She became one the most influential artists of her time travelling and working with other famous artists including, John Singer Sargent, Childe Hassam, Louis Comfort Tiffany and Maurice Prendergast.

Peterson’s subject matter included colorful still lifes, Venetian scenes, Florida views, and scenes around Cape Ann Massachusetts.

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