watercolor on paper
37 x 44 1/4 inches (framed)
Janet Fish is a Contemporary realist painter of still lifes. Fish has an eye for the play of light on everyday objects, and she often includes colored glass, mirrored surfaces and plastic-wrapped food in her luminous paintings and watercolors. The artist has remarked, “The real structure of the painting comes from the movement of color and light across the entire surface.”
Janet Fish earned her MFA in 1963 at Yale School of Art, where she studied under Alex Katz and alongside Chuck Close, Brice Marden, and Richard Serra. Fish was given her first solo exhibition at the Delaware Museum of Art in 1982. Today, her work can be found in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Dallas Museum of Art. The artist is based between New York and Middletown Springs, Vermont.