Jane Piper (1916-1991) is noted for her abstract paintings based on natural forms. She often used still life motifs. She states: "I don't always paint directly from the feelings I have about something. Often I paint against them. I'd like to have my paintings appear to have been breathed onto the canvas - as if the act of painting is effortless." She studied with Daniel Garber at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art and at The Barnes Foundation. Later she studied with Hans Hoffman.