1932 (Geneva, Illinois)
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|Biography from James J. Rieser Fine Art:|
|Jane Goode is an artist who has understood herself as an
Impressionist ever since she could define it. Goode grew up in
the Midwest among a family of academics who valued aesthetic
appreciation. The result was exposure and opportunity for a girl
completely engaged by the process of painting.|
“Growing up in the Chicago area,” she said, “the Art Institute was
the hub of creative enlightenment. Visiting the museum at age 12,
I found myself surrounded by the best assemblage of Impressionist
painting outside of Paris. I was drawn into their spell then and
have never deviated from my path. I always wanted to be a painter.”
learned to paint by doing it. She developed the context for it by
majoring in art at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill, from which
she commenced with a Bachelor of Science degree. This education
was followed by a summer of landscape painting at the Chicago Art
Institute, after which she embarked on four years of training at the
Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles.
Taught at the Art Center that New York was the ultimate destination
for fortune, if not fame through commercial art, Goode and a small
cadre of colleagues hit the Manhattan art scene. There, she spent
a year or two filling a portfolio with decorative illustrations before
returning to Los Angeles and her fine art career.
While Goode’s husband, the late James Pilatos, went to work for Walt
Disney Studios, she focused on fine art until their child, Clare, was
born. Once she was ready to get back into her work, Goode spent a
summer in Idaho, studying under Russian Master Painter Sergei Bongart.
Upon Clare’s graduation from college, she and her mother went to
France to travel the trail of the Impressionists, including a memorable
visit to Monet’s Gardens at Giverny. “In my life,” said Goode,
“one of the most important experiences was standing before a Monet
painting and feeling the sensibilities of the artist who painted it ?
making the same discoveries as if I were going to place the next
stroke. It was a major turning point in my life and my art, going to
Goode has long been a juried member of the Carmel Art
Association and the Society of American Impressionists. She has
participated in numerous solo and invitational exhibitions. Represented
by various art galleries throughout California and including New Mexico
and Arizona over the years.
|Biography from ArtSanDiego:|
|Jane Goode was born in Geneva, Illinois on December 18, 1932. She
grew up in the Midwest. After graduating with a B.S. Degree from
Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, she studied landscape
painting at the Art Institute of Chicago.|
After moving to California, she studied, and graduated from the Art
Center College of Design in Los Angeles. Shortly afterwards she
went to New York and worked as an illustrator. She then returned
to California to concentrate on painting the landscapes of California,
New Mexico, and the Northwest.
Goode moved to the Monterey Peninsula in 1967. There she became
an Artist Member of the Carmel Art Association in 1983. She
served on their Board of Directors in 1987-1988. She has been a
very active member of the Monterey Peninsula art community since her
arrival there in 1967. She has exhibited widely in Northern
California, and on the Monterey Peninsula.
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