Jean Jack is active/lives in Connecticut, New Mexico, Massachusetts. Jean Jack is known for landscape painting.
Jean Jack was born in Massachusetts, and lived and worked in Greenwich, Connecticut, before moving to New Mexico in 1990. Jack studied with Marshall Glazier and Leo Manso at the Art Students League in New York City. Her paintings have won numerous awards from an impressive roster of judges, including Will Barnet, and in 1985, she received she received the prestigious Champion International Corporation Award at the Silvermine Guild Center for the Art in New Cannan, Connecticut.
Jean Jack has been painting images of buildings in the landscape for
close to forty years now. In her paintings, it is the relationship
between landscape and structure which she finds so fascinating and which
serves as the initial departure point for the work. A "sense of place"
is established in each piece as the buildings fit themselves into the
landscape, and the sky fills in the spaces between the two.
is a disarming simplicity in Jean Jack's compositions that allows the
viewer to experience a whole variety of ideas and emotions. Sometimes
one feels a sense of unease and even loneliness and, at other times the
warm associations of family, home and hearth. Dramatic contrasts of
complementary colors punctuate her work along with her equally dramatic
transitions between reality and unreality. Despite Jack's use of very
real houses, barns and churches as models, these paintings are less
realistic than 'Idealistic' owing to the simplified forms and colors.
Her paintings are metaphors for our communities, shelters, warmth and
social status while, at the same time, records of the quiet dignity in
specific American architectural forms.