ABOUT THE ARTIST
American, 1876 - 1965
Jane Peterson was one of America’s most innovative artists, creating an individual style that blended traditional approaches to painting with the vanguard art of the Impressionists, Post-impressionists, Expressionists, and Fauves. Like other American impressionists and early American modernists, Peterson was intrigued by urban and rural American life as well as the great cityscapes of Europe. Her watercolors of lively city parks, fishing villages on the New England Coast, and the canals and markets of Venice have affinities to the work of renowned American artists such as John Singer Sargent and, most prominently, the paintings of her friend Maurice Prendergast.