Jane Smaldone was born in New York in 1953. She later attended the State University of New York (1973) and attained her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art in Boston (1976). Smaldone's paintings combine her long-standing interests in landscape and still-life with a new element: the human figure. The artist borrows from a number of distinct art historical traditions, including Chinese landscape painting, late-19th century French Symbolism, folk art, Surrealism and both Italian Renaissance and American Colonial portraiture. In addition, she draws from her own memory and encourages unconscious elements to infiltrate the work. The artist lives and works in the United States, and her work can be seen in a number of private and corporate collections internationally.
Posted:July 7, 2010 - 2:05pm
Established living contemporary