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Janet Rickus

 (born 1949)
Janet Rickus is active/lives in Massachusetts.  Janet Rickus is known for still life painting.

Biography   Janet Rickus


The Dutch artists of the seventeenth-century are largely credited with establishing the autonomous genre of still life painting.  While Rickus' paintings owe to their accomplishment and technique, she steers clear of the rich old master style favored by some of her contemporaries.  Instead, Rickus utilizes strong primary color hues against soft, muted backdrops of pristine space.  A low one-to-one perspective brings the objects forward to the viewer's eye level.  

Like Cezanne, Rickus' compositional arrangements are exacting and only accomplished with great labor. The subtle narratives that result are not lost on her viewers. Heather Haskell, Director of the Springfield Art Museum notes, "Visitors to her many exhi   ...  Displaying 750 of 1302 characters.

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