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Janet Fish

Daffodils and Spring Trees, 1988

Oil on canvas
60 × 48 in
152.4 × 121.9 cm
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About the work
Provenance
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Heritage Auctions

Framed: 62in x 50in x 2in

Framed: 62in x 50in x 2in

Signature
Signed and dated lower right: J. Fish 88
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Janet Fish
American, b. 1938
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Janet Fish is a realist painter, best known for her still lifes of familiar and everyday objects like fruit, flowers, and glassware, which she sources from her home, travels, and flea markets. For Fish, however, the central subjects of her works are not the discrete objects, but the effects of light and “the complex relationship of color and form from one area of the painting to another. Eventually everything is intertwined.” The artist sometimes spends entire days creating arrangements of objects in different light to paint. She attributes her attraction to vivid color to time spent in Bermuda as a child. As a graduate student at Yale, Fish studied color theory with Josef Albers, and was particularly influenced by the works of Fairfield Porter and Alex Katz.

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About the work
Provenance
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Heritage Auctions

Framed: 62in x 50in x 2in

Framed: 62in x 50in x 2in

Signature
Signed and dated lower right: J. Fish 88
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Janet Fish
American, b. 1938
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Janet Fish is a realist painter, best known for her still lifes of familiar and everyday objects like fruit, flowers, and glassware, which she sources from her home, travels, and flea markets. For Fish, however, the central subjects of her works are not the discrete objects, but the effects of light and “the complex relationship of color and form from one area of the painting to another. Eventually everything is intertwined.” The artist sometimes spends entire days creating arrangements of objects in different light to paint. She attributes her attraction to vivid color to time spent in Bermuda as a child. As a graduate student at Yale, Fish studied color theory with Josef Albers, and was particularly influenced by the works of Fairfield Porter and Alex Katz.

Janet Fish

Daffodils and Spring Trees, 1988

Oil on canvas
60 × 48 in
152.4 × 121.9 cm
Bidding closed
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