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 Jared French  (1905 - 1987)

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Lived/Active: New York      Known for: surreal landscape-figures, mural

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BIOGRAPHY for Jared French
1905 (Ossining, New York)

New York

Self portrait - Self Portrait.

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surreal landscape-figures, mural

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Jared French was born in 1905, attended Amherst College in the 1920s, and died in Italy in 1988.  He was a painter, draftsman, sculptor, muralist and print-maker of enigmatic, nearly surrealist compositions of the male figure.  His work has also been described as magic realism.  Isolation, alienation and anxiety seem his major themes. However, French's intentions about his painting are almost as mysterious as the paintings themselves, and he clearly intended them to remain that wa (showing 500 of 2536 characters).

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