Jean Jack studied with Marshall Glazier and Leo Manso at the Art Students League in New York City, and she has been painting images of buildings in landscapes for many years. Her paintings have won numerous awards from an impressive roster of judges, including Will Barnet. She received the prestigious Champion International Corporation Award at the Silvermine Guild Center for the Art (New Canaan, CT) in 1985.
In her new series of paintings, Jean Jack again takes the relationship between landscape and buildings as the initial departure point for the formal investigations of her paintings. The buildings fit themselves into the landscape, and the sky fills in the spaces between the two. In the traditional regionalist parlance, the way this triangle of specifics interrelates is called a ‘sense of place’. Jean paints variations of specific houses from different perspectives and at different times of the year.