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Jean Hitch

 (1918 - 2015)
Jean Leason Hitch was active/lived in New York, Massachusetts / Australia.  Jean Hitch is known for commercial art, museum curator, still life and landscape painting.

Biography   Jean Hitch

Jean Leason-Hitch began her art career in Melbourne, Australia, where she studied commercial design and painting at the Parahan Technical Art School.  Under the tutelage of her father, Percy Leason, a well-known supporter of the tonality tradition, she was schooled in the elementary principals of the tonal technique advanced by artist Max Meldrum.

Arriving in New York in 1937, Leason-Hitch continued her career doing odd jobs in commercial studios.  In 1943 she was appointed Curator of Art at the Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences.  Here she revitalized the art program and developed a community interest in exhibition programs related the arts.  Her painting skills were called upon to create   ...  Displaying 750 of 1876 characters.

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