Janet Fish is a contemporary American realist artist (born May 18, 1938) (age 82). This Original vintage work of art has a wonderful pop perception. A vintage lithograph framed (30 3/8″ tall x 22″ wide) signed lower right, dated and numbered. The artwork comes from a private collection. Depicting fruit in a glassware jar with elements of transparency. Janet Fish attended Smith College, in Massachusetts, concentrating on sculpture and printmaking. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Smith in 1960. Fish enrolled at the Yale University School of Art and Architecture in New Haven, Connecticut, attending from 1960 to 1963. There she changed her focus from sculpture to painting. Fish became one of the first women to earn a Master of Fine Arts from Yale’s School of Art and Architecture. She paints oil painting, lithography, and screen printing, she explores the interaction of light with everyday objects. Many of her paintings include elements of transparency (plastic wrap, water), reflected light, and multiple overlapping patterns depicted in bold, high color values. She has been credited with revitalizing the still life genre. Janet Fish is a realist painter, best known for her still life of familiar and everyday objects like fruit, flowers, and glassware, which she sources from her home, travels, and flea markets. For Fish, however, the central subjects of her works are not the discrete objects, but the effects of light and “the complex relationship of color and form from one area of the painting to another. Eventually everything is intertwined.” The artist sometimes spends entire days creating arrangements of objects in different light to paint. She attributes her attraction to vivid color to time spent in Bermuda as a child. As a graduate student at Yale, Fish studied color theory with Josef Albers, and was particularly influenced by the works of Fairfield Porter and Alex Katz.
Artist: Janet Fish (1938 to present))
Title: Preserved Peaches
Technique: Five Color Lithograph
Image Size: 26 1/8 x 19″ image
Signature: pencil lr; initialed in plate lr
Condition: Fine with no visible damage