Retrospective of American Impressionist Jane Peterson Opens at Mattatuck Museum This Winter

Jane Peterson, Boats on the Nile at Dawn.
Jane Peterson, Boats on the Nile at Dawn.
(Indiana University)
  • Jane Peterson, An Afternoon Call.

    Jane Peterson, An Afternoon Call.

    Portland Museum of Art

  • Jane Peterson, Gloucester Fleet.

    Jane Peterson, Gloucester Fleet.

    Private Collection

Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, Conn., will open the exhibition Jane Peterson: At Home and Abroad, from November 19, 2017 – January 28, 2018.

This retrospective of modernist painter Jane Peterson (1876-1965) reflects the lifelong creative output of an artist who started her career as an American Impressionist before World War I and who evolved to become an Expressionist in the latter part of her life. Subjects include her impressionist paintings of France, Venice and the gardens at the estate of her friend Louis Comfort Tiffany; her loosely brushed, softly colored scenes of Turkey and Egypt; and her bold, bright modernist interpretations of her home cities of New York, Gloucester and Palm Beach. Peterson’s colorful and festive subjects are expressive reflections of her zest for life and prodigious energy.

Jane Peterson: At Home and Abroad unites her work in one location for the first time in over 40 years, showing the breadth of both her skill and subjects.

 

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