Jane Freilicher

American, 1924–2014

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Jane Freilicher

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American, 1924–2014

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A renowned colorist, Jane Freilicher was called “one of the last true scions of Giorgio Morandi” by critic Franklin Einspruch. Early in her career she adopted tenets of Abstract Expressionism and action painting, but since her shift to figuration decades ago she has engaged but one subject: still lifes, typically of flowers arranged on windowsills with a city or country vista in the background. Imbuing aspects of her earlier gestural style into her representational images, Freilicher is credited as one of the major proponents of “painterly realism,” a style that renders her still lifes viscerally powerful. In Bouquets (2011), for example, several vases and flower boxes assume an uncanny monumentality against the dark night sky, commanding their sill, according to New York Times critic Roberta Smith, “like immense, slightly anthropomorphic monoliths.”

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Biography

A renowned colorist, Jane Freilicher was called “one of the last true scions of Giorgio Morandi” by critic Franklin Einspruch. Early in her career she adopted tenets of Abstract Expressionism and action painting, but since her shift to figuration decades ago she has engaged but one subject: still lifes, typically of flowers arranged on windowsills with a city or country vista in the background. Imbuing aspects of her earlier gestural style into her representational images, Freilicher is credited as one of the major proponents of “painterly realism,” a style that renders her still lifes viscerally powerful. In Bouquets (2011), for example, several vases and flower boxes assume an uncanny monumentality against the dark night sky, commanding their sill, according to New York Times critic Roberta Smith, “like immense, slightly anthropomorphic monoliths.”

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Whitney Biennial
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