Flowers in Armchair

About Jane Freilicher

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.”

American, 1924-2014, Brooklyn, New York, based in New York and Long Island, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

2015
Theme and Varistions, Tibor de Nagy, New York
2014
2013
Jane Freilicher: Painter Among Poets, Tibor de Nagy, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
John Zurier and Friends, Crown Point Press, San Francisco
2015
Jane Freilicher and Jane Wilson: Seen and Unseen, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill
2015
PRETTY RAW: AFTER AND AROUND HELEN FRANKENTHALER, Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Waltham