The MacDowell Colony 

The Artists

Janet Fish
(1938 - )

Additional Links:

  Lyme Academy of the Arts

Lesson Plans:

Janet Fish and Her Stunning Still Lifes

Works Online:

Cherries in Brandy, 1973

Red Vase and Yellow Tulips, 1980

Scat, 1986

Butterfly Wings, 1991

Autumn Still Life, 1992

Dog Days, 1993

February, 1996

Geese in Flight, 1997

Green Tea Cup, 1999

Brown Jug , 1999

Ingrid's Clementine with Tulips, 1999

Fish Vase


Raspberries, Nasturiums and Goldfish

Contemporary realist Janet Fish was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1938 and was raised in Bermuda. Art ran in her family. Her grandfather was American Impressionist Clark Voorhees, her father was an art history teacher and her mother was a sculptor and potter. She received her B.A. form Smith College in 1960 and her M.F.A. from the Yale University School of Art and Architecture in 1963. Well known for her brightly colored still lifes and her skill with capturing light, fruit, flowers and glass, her works are part of the permanent collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Cleveland Museum of Art; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas; and The Art Institute of Chicago. 
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