Jane Freilicher

Painter Jane Freilicher enjoyed a fertile stomping ground and a circle of influential friends in New York's bohemian Greenwich Village of the late-1950s, especially in her close and longstanding friendship with distinguished poet John Ashbery. Although Freilicher hasn’t achieved the widespread recognition of some of her peers, her style of painting—developed at the influential Hans Hoffman School of Fine Arts—was recognized early on for its distinctive brand of abstract expressionism, which is characterized by a uniquely serene aesthetic. That serenity carried over into Freilicher’s work of the mid-’60s, when she shifted to painting pastoral landscapes, many of which depict scenes from the home on Long Island where she spends her summers.

Freilicher’s work has been shown in group exhibitions at the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook, MoMA PS1, and New York’s National Academy Museum, among others.