Late Afternoon Southampton
Jane Freilicher (1924-2014 ) was born in Brooklyn, New York. She often paints cityscapes and landscapes and has a fluid style of painting, which was adapted from abstract expressionism. Later in her career she became more interested in realism. Her work is often described as gestural realism because of her attempt to capture the movement of the moment in her work. Freilicher was at the center of a milieu of important New York painters and poets, including painters Helen Frankenthaler, Joan Mitchell, Grace Hartigan, Fairfield Porter, Larry Rivers, and poets of the New York School including John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch, Frank O’Hara and James Schuyler. Along with Frankenthaler, Hartigan, Mitchell and Nell Blaine, she was among only a handful of women artists who were exhibiting alongside their male counterparts. Between 1952 and 1972 Freilicher participated in 12 one-woman exhibitions at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery in New York. She has participated in several other one-woman shows and group exhibitions. In 1960 she was granted the Hallmark International Art Award, and in 1982 she was elected to the National Academy of Design. Freilicher taught at the Great Neck (N.Y.) Adult Education Program, in New Jersey public schools, at the University of Pennsylvania, Skowhegan School, Boston University, Swarthmore College, Carnegie-Mellon Institute, Cooper Union, Louisiana State University, the Galveston Arts Center, Maryland Institute, Brandeis University and American University. Her work can be found in many public and private institutions such as the Chase Manhattan Bank, the Brooklyn Museum, Museum of Modern Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.