Jane Elizabeth Lingerfield Gyer was born in San Francisco, CA on June 13, 1925. Jane grew up in Los Angeles and studied privately with Millard Sheets, Jade Fon, and Joseph Magnani. She had further art study at Fresno City College before her marriage to Jack Gyer. Much of her youth was spent exploring the Sierra Nevada mountains where she developed a profound love of nature and found expression in her art. She lived in and around Yosemite for nearly 50 years. Her landscapes of the park are both representational and abstract. She died in Coarsegold, Madera County, CA on June 1, 2004.
Exhibited: Fresno Fair, 1958
Works held: Ahwahnee Hotel and Indian Museum, both in Yosemite.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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