New York, 1924 - 2014

Jane Freilicher

Jane Freilicher pursued a distinctive painterly realism for over sixty years. The artist’s work has gained increasing recognition for her unique vision from critics, collectors, and generations of younger painters. Freilicher is most noted for her sweeping Long Island landscapes seen from her Water Mill studio window, and her dazzling views of downtown Manhattan, often juxtaposed with still life objects in the foreground. Michael Kimmelman of The New York Times has called her work, “the essence of serious painting, deceptively modest, steadfast and fluent.”

Freilicher came of age in the era of Abstract Expressionism at the center of a group of influential artists and poets, including painters Willem de Kooning, Rudy Burckhardt, Joan Mitchell, Larry Rivers, Fairfield Porter, Alex Katz and poets John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch, and Frank O’Hara.

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Biography

Jane Freilicher pursued a distinctive painterly realism for over sixty years. The artist’s work has gained increasing recognition for her unique vision from critics, collectors, and generations of younger painters. Freilicher is most noted for her sweeping Long Island landscapes seen from her Water Mill studio window, and her dazzling views of downtown Manhattan, often juxtaposed with still life objects in the foreground. Michael Kimmelman of The New York Times has called her work, “the essence of serious painting, deceptively modest, steadfast and fluent.”

Freilicher came of age in the era of Abstract Expressionism at the center of a group of influential artists and poets, including painters Willem de Kooning, Rudy Burckhardt, Joan Mitchell, Larry Rivers, Fairfield Porter, Alex Katz and poets John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch, and Frank O’Hara.

A Brooklyn native, Freilicher graduated from Brooklyn College and received an M.A. from Columbia University. She went on to study with the legendary teacher and painter Hans Hofmann, both in New York and Provincetown, Mass. In 1952 she had her first one-person exhibition at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery.

The artist’s work is widely collected and in the collections of major museums throughout the United States, including the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Museum of Modern Art. Her paintings were selected for inclusion in the 1995 Whitney Biennial.

She was a longtime member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the National Academy of Design. Her many honors included the National Academy of Design Saltus Gold Medal, the Academy of the Arts Lifetime Achievement Award from the Guild Hall Museum, and the Gold Medal in Painting from the Academy of Arts and Letters, its highest honor.

Artworks

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Landscape in Water Mill, 1962

Related Categories

20th Century Art / Abstract and Figurative / Abstract Expressionism / American Abstract Expressionism / American Art / Art after World War II / Art of the 1960s / Contemporary American Art / Gentle and Smooth Brushstrokes / Landscape Painting / Linen / Lyrical Expression / New York / Oil on Linen / Oil Paint / Oil Painting / Painting / Realist Painting / United States / Women Artists

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 1948

    Columbia University, New York, M.A.

  • 1947

    Brooklyn College, B.A.

  • Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2017

    “Jane Freilicher: ‘50s New York,” Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York

  • 2015

    “Jane Freilicher: Theme and Variation,” Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York

  • 2014

    “Jane Freilicher: Paintings,” Valerie Carberry Gallery, Chicago, IL

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    “Painters of the East End,” Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2016

    “Mira Dancy, Jane Freilicher, Daniel Heidkamp,” Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY

  • “Still (ed) Life,” Texas Gallery, Huston, TX

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Education

  • 1948

    Columbia University, New York, M.A.

  • 1947

    Brooklyn College, B.A.

  • Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2017

    “Jane Freilicher: ‘50s New York,” Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York

  • 2015

    “Jane Freilicher: Theme and Variation,” Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York

  • 2014

    “Jane Freilicher: Paintings,” Valerie Carberry Gallery, Chicago, IL

  • “Jane Freilicher: Painter Among Poets,” The Poetry Foundation, Chicago, IL

  • 2013

    “Jane Freilicher: Painter Among Poets,” Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York

  • 2011

    “Recent Paintings and Prints,” Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York

  • 2009

    “Changing Scenes,” Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York

  • 2008

    “Recent Paintings,” Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York

  • 2006

    “Near the Sea: Paintings 1958-1964,” Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York

  • 2005

    “Paintings 1954-2004,” Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York

  • 2004

    “Tibor de Nagy Gallery,” New York

  • 2002

    “Tibor de Nagy Gallery,” New York

  • Solo exhibition in conjunction with “The Artist’s Eye: Jane Freilicher as Curator,” National Academy Museum, New York

  • 2000

    Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    “Painters of the East End,” Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2016

    “Mira Dancy, Jane Freilicher, Daniel Heidkamp,” Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY

  • “Still (ed) Life,” Texas Gallery, Huston, TX

  • “Before Sunset,” KARMA, Amagansett, NY

  • “Feast for the Eyes,” Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY

  • “A Change of Heart,” Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles

  • “Intimisms,” James Cohan, New York

  • “April Flowers,” Queens College Art Center, Queens, NY

  • 2015

    “Jane Freilicher & Jane Wilson: Seen and Unseen,” The Parrish Art Museum, Watermill, NY

  • “Robert Dash, Jane Freilicher, Fairfield Porter and Jane Wilson: perspective on land, sea and sky,” The Drawing Room, East Hampton, NY

  • “Pretty Raw: After and Around Helen Frankenthaler,” Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, MA

  • 2014

    “City as Subject,” Westbeth Gallery, NY

  • “‘A Poem for Raoul and Agnes’ selected by Sherman Sam,” Ancient & Modern, London

  • “Starting Out: 9 Abstract Painters 1953-1971,” Tibor de Nagy Gallery, NY

  • “Garden Party,” Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY

  • 2013

    “John Ashbery Collects: Poet Among Things” Loretta Howard Gallery, New York

  • “Interior: Curated by Barry Rosen,” Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York

  • 2012

    “Long Island in Bloom,” Long Island Museum, Stony Brook, NY

  • 2011

    “Tibor de Nagy Gallery Painters & Poets,” Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York

  • “September 11,” PS1, Long Island City, NY

  • 2010

    “American Still Life: Treasures from the Parris Art Museum,” Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY

  • 2009

    “American Landscapes: Treasures from the Parrish Art Museum,” Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY

  • “184th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Art,” National Academy Museum, New York

  • “Summer Pictures: curated by Isaac Mizrahi,” Julie Saul Gallery, New York

  • “Fra Unuhusi til Attunda straetis (From Unuhus to Eighth Street),” Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

  • 2008

    “Implant,” UBS Art Gallery, New York

  • “Inspired by the Light: Landscapes by East End Masters,” Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY

  • “Light of Spring,” Spanierman Gallery, LLC, East Hampton, NY

  • 2007

    “182nd Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Art,” National Academy Museum, New York

  • “NeoIntegrity,” curated by Keith Mayerson, Derek Eller Gallery, New York

  • 2006

    “Personal Assistance,” DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA

  • “Artists of the Hamptons,” Leila Taghinia – Milani Heller Gallery, New York

  • 2005

    “Artists and Nature on Eastern Long Island: 1940s to the Present,” Spanierman Gallery, East Hampton, NY

  • “Scapes/Landsapes,” Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, New York, NY

  • “The Little Continent of Long Island: Landscapes from the Permanent Collection,” The Long Island Museum of American Art, History and Carriages, Stony Brook, NY

  • “Landscape, Cityscape,” Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY

  • “The Little Continent of Long Island,” The Long Island Museum, NY

  • “NYC,” DFN GALLERY, New York, NY

  • Gold Medal for Painting, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York

  • 2004

    “The Little Continent of Long Island,” The Long Island Museum, NY

  • “Paris Review Prints,” Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY

  • “Hamptons Gardens,” Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY

  • “Nineteen Academy of the Arts Honorees in the Visual Arts,” Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY

  • “North Fork, South Fork, East End Art Now,” The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY

  • 2003

    “Zeuxis: A Moveable Feast,” Westbeth Gallery, New York, NY

  • “Women of the Academy,” The National Academy of Design, New York

  • “178th Annual Exhibition,” The National Academy of Design, New York

  • “Working from Nature,” Marymount College, Fordham University, Tarrytown, NY

  • Edwin Palmer Memorial Prize for Painting, The National Academy of Design, New York

  • 2002

    “American Views: Memory, Nostalgia, and the Idea of Place,” The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY

  • “The Sea, the Sea...,” Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, East Hampton, NY

  • 2001

    “Sur la Table,” Kraushaar Galleries, New York

  • “176th Annual Exhibition,” National Academy of Design, New York

  • “Long Island: Morning, Noon & Night,” Long Island Museum of American Art, History & Carriages, Stony Brook, NY

  • “Fairfield Porter, Jane Freilicher, Casimir Rutkowski, John MacWhinnie,” Clark Fine Art, Southampton, NY

  • “Earthline Landscape,” The Gallery of South Orange, NJ

  • Something Wonderful May Happen: The New York School Poets and Beyond, documentary film directed by Lars Movin and Niels Plenge, produced by Thomas Thurah, Denmark

  • 2000

    “Master Art Workshop Exhibition,” Avram Gallery, Southampton, NY

  • “Personal Space: The Domesticated Long Island Landscape,” Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY

  • “In Memory of My Feelings: Frank O’Hara and American Art,” traveling to: The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY (1999-2000)

Collections

  • The American Embassy, Istanbul, Turkey

  • The American Federation of the Arts, New York, NY

  • The Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY

  • Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA

  • Castellani Art Museum, Niagara University, Niagara, NY

  • Colby College, Colby, ME

  • The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

  • Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C

  • The Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, NH

  • Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System, Washington, D.C.