Anthuriums, c. late 1920s
Oil on Canvas
Permanent Collection 2013.02.06
Born in Elgin, Illinois, Jane Peterson would go on to study at the Pratt Institute in New York bolstered by strong encouragement from her family. Later, Peterson attended the Art Students League and studied oil and watercolor painting under Frank DuMond. Like many burgeoning artists of the time, Peterson went on a trip to Europe to learn even more about the art world. She studied works in Venice, London, Madrid, and Paris to name a few. While in Paris she befriended Gertrude and Leo Stein and was party to their many famous gatherings, which included artists such as Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse.
Peterson's Impressionist and Expressionist paintings have been exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, the St. Botolph Club in Boston, the Knoedler Gallery in New York, Bandann's Art Gallery in Baltimore, and two of her works are on permanent display in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.