Jane Freilicher

Theme and Variations

December 10, 2015 – January 23, 2016

Still Life on a Balcony
1987
oil on linen
36 x 36 inches

Window
2011
oil on linen
32 x 32 inches

Bougainvillea
1967
pastel on paper
13 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches

Butterfly Weed and Goldenrod
1967
oil on linen
30 x 32 inches

Untitled (Studio Table and Landscape)
1968
pastel on paper
26 x 20 inches

Untitled (Red House)
1963
chacoal and watercolor on paper
11 1/2 x 9 inches

Casement Window
1974
watercolor on paper
12 x 9 inches

Still Life with Hydrangeas
c. 1990
watercolor on paper
10 1/2 x 7 inches

September Landscape
1973
oil on linen
60 x 68 inches

Field of Goldenrod
1998
oil on linen
32 x 36 inches

The Season
2005
oil on linen
47 x 50 inches

Parts of a World
1987
oil on linen
68 1/2 x 53 inches

Still Life with Blue Pitcher
c.1980
watercolor and charcoal on paper
16 1/8 x 12 1/4 inches

Still Life with Daisies
1985
oil on board
11 x 7 7/8 inches

Small Landscape
1974
oil on canvasboard
12 x 9 inches

Press Release

The Tibor de Nagy Gallery is pleased to present a selection of paintings and works on paper by the greatly admired painter Jane Freilicher (1924-2014). The show is the first the gallery will present since her death a year ago. It will comprise subject matter for which she is most closely identified including cityscapes, still lifes, and landscapes. Since the 1950s the artist pursued a distinctive and intimate painterly realism. The exhibition marks the artist’s twenty-first with the gallery.

The exhibition will explore the artist’s constancy and dedication to her subject: the views from the windows of her Greenwich Village apartment and her Long Island studio. Freilicher painted the same views since the very early 1960s, when she and her husband, Joe Hazan, built a house and studio in Water Mill on Long Island. Her paintings have also unintentionally served as history paintings. They act as a record of the ever-changing New York skyline and the disappearing open fields of the Long Island landscape.

The artist’s work has been exhibited and collected widely throughout the United States. Her paintings are included in major museum collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Her work has been the subject of numerous gallery and museum exhibitions, and was included in the Whitney Biennial in 1955 (then the annual), 1972, and most recently in 1995, attesting to the timelessness and continued relevancy of her art and vision. In 2004 a monograph on the artist’s work and career by Klaus Kertess with essays by Thomas Nozkowski and John Ashbery was published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc. In 2005 she won the American Academy of Arts and Letter’s Gold Medal in Painting, its highest honor. The Parrish Art Museum is currently presenting an exhibition of work by Jane Freilicher and Jane Wilson.