Artwork Title: Village Gossip

Village Gossip, 1920

Jane Peterson

Jane Peterson (Illinois 1876 – 1965 Kansas) was recognized as one of the foremost women painters in the United States. Her works are housed in museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of the City of New York, the National Museum of Women in the Arts and Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC.... As a woman, her life was much more independent and adventurous than most of her contemporaries, and she traveled widely to paint. Jane Peterson has an individualistic style, with bold color combinations and unique designs, and her canvases intermingle Fauvist and Impressionist tendencies with academic drawing. Internationally known writer and astronomer Percival Lowell exhibited Peterson’s work in Paris and secured her first one-woman exhibition in Boston which led to a near sell-out exhibition in New York City. By 1912, Peterson had many rich patrons….. Traveling and painting with Sorolla, Louis Comfort Tiffany, John Singer Sargent, Childe Hassam and Maurice Prendergast, Peterson was in an influential art entourage and made it evident she could paint with the best of the male painters. ( (
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