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Jane Peterson

 (1876 - 1965)
Jane Peterson was active/lived in Massachusetts, New York, Kansas, Illinois / France, Italy.  Jane Peterson is known for town-landscape, genre, and still-life painting.

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Artist Bulletins for Jane Peterson

9 archived bulletin(s) below.    (Note:  Bulletins are no longer updatable as of 2015.)

Wayne Mattox (02/20/2015)
I have hundreds of early 20th century photos of Peterson's paintings, etc. Thanks, Wayne Mattox

j.petersen painting
teresa zuraff (01/10/2014)
This is a continueing of my last posting. Could somebody give me some information on this painting.

NEW Art Book will include Jane Peterson
Les Fox (06/18/2011)
N.Y. Times bestselling authors Les and Sue Fox are doing research for a new book titled "The Art Buyers Handbook" to be published in 2011 or 2012. This book will feature stories of real people who bought valuable art at garage sales, flea markets, local auctions and estate sales. Did you know that a masterpiece by Joseph Decker ("Ripening Pears") was bought at a garage sale in 2001 for $5, and sold to the National Gallery Of Art in 2004...for $1,000,000? If you or someone you know has purchased a genuine painting by Jane Peterson for a fraction of its AskArt value, we would like to publish your story in our book. Your name will be kept confidential, unless you want us to publish it. The facts must be verified, and we will need photos of your painting (original oil or watercolor, not a print, lithograph or limited edition.) Thank you. Les Fox. West Highland Publishing / West Highland Art Auction Brokers.

Ann (12/27/2008)
I have a painting named Village by the lake.. With a Signature that looks like J.Peterson, can anyone give me info on this.

Portrait of Wrexie Leonard
jan (02/23/2008)
looking for info and online visual of this painting - also for any info about Jane Peterson's friendship either Percival Lowell or his assistant Wrexie Leonard - thanks!

Jane Peterson's scope
Mark Folkestad (08/10/2007)
I have a painting that causes some folks problems. It is a lovely scene with an orchard in the foreground, steeply sloping down to a lake, with a village and snow-capped mountains on the far horizon. The signature is J. Peterson. The late Marion Nelson, formerly the curator of the Norwegian-American in Decorah, Iowa, had no hesitation identifying it as an early Jane Peterson. Nelson was an expert on Peterson. He said that it was distinctively Peterson's early style, not well known to those on the Eastern Seaboard, but better known to museums and collectors in her native Midwest, where she sold a large number of her early works, and where many early works were given to her family and friends. The use of the initial J. was also a hallmark of many of Peterson's early works, according to Nelson, as a way of getting beyond the prejudice against female artists. Nelson identified the medium of my piece as artist's board, a term I was not familiar with. He said that the mountain/lake/orchard setting could either be from her trip to the Pacific Northwest, or an early trip to the Italian Alps. Because my piece differs a bit from Peterson's later style, many find it hard to believe that it is hers. Some say that it is a forgery, done to capitalize on the recently soaring prices. But my father bought my piece on a business trip to Chicago in the late Forties as a treat to himself. The only thing that I am absolutely certain of is that I love it.

Jane Peterson
Elaine Flinn (02/04/2007)
Oh, how lovely to see this wonderful artist featured here. I have a stunning guache of hers - lilly pond or fig leaves (not sure) - that makes me smile every day.

J. P.'s travels
Ronald Windhorst (12/20/2004)
For more than fifty years, I have had her painting of an Italian market scene of oxen, pigs and people. She inscribed it "Montecastrilli 2-8-35". Can anyone tell me anything about this trip? Was she attending the festival? Was she alone, with others, or any other details? Even though he had been dead for ten years, it has strong influences of J. S. Sargent. Thanks

Books on Jane Peterson
Michael Todd (01/27/2003)
To add to my bulletin of 1-22-03:- I would also like suggestions on the best books about Jane Peterson that might include her home and family. Thank you.

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