Jane Hovde "Untitled" - C. 1955
- Oil on board
- 25" x 33" Framed
Jane Hamilton Hovde, a native of the Puget Sound, was born in 1921 on the “Northwest” tugboat enroute to Anacortes and spent her childhood on Blakely and Whidbey Islands. She received her B.A. from the University of Washington where she studied under Mark Tobey and Ambrose Patterson. In 1948, she studied at the Art Students’ League of New York, working with Hans Hofmann.
Jane began exhibiting her work in 1947 with yearly showings in the Seattle Art Museum’s Annual Exhibition of Northwest Artists. The 1950s, 1960s and 1970s were industrious decades, reflecting her firm establishment as a Northwest artist. Jane’s works appeared nationally with traveling exhibits of the Seattle Art Museum and the Smithsonian Institution; while living in Italy, she exhibited in Rome. Her paintings and drawings reside in private collections and the permanent collections of the Seattle Art Museum, the Whatcom County Museum of History and Art and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Jane’s early artistic style reflected a semi-abstract treatment of landscapes and scenes she observed in the Pacific Northwest and Italy. Many subjects include beach and fishing images such as fishnets and driftwood. Through the decades, her images became more abstract and expressionistic, eventually emphasizing her interest in Jungian symbolic imagery.
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