Jane Whipple Green, born 1910 in Brusly,
Louisiana, received her Fine Arts
New Orleans. She studied painting with
Woodward and ceramic design with Sadie Irvine, long-time decorator for
well-known Newcomb Pottery.
then attended the Art Students League in New
City, where she studied under Robert Laurent,
and William Blackman, life studies.
She won early recognition for works included in shows at the
Orleans and the
Chicago. In 1933 she was featured as an
young artist in the Paris
magazine La Revue Moderne.
article accompanying photos of her watercolor landscape and portrait
states, "One sees that the artist was highly endowed and destined to
successful?Her spontaneity of expression and her strong personality
very versatile talent for which one can hope a great deal."
Green's style varied from representational to abstract
her subject matter ranged from portraits and landscapes to studies in
color. Though she painted mostly in oils and acrylics on canvas, she
with watercolors, drawings, and etchings. She sculpted in clay and
ceramics to many Girl Scouts over the years. She exhibited widely in
group shows in New York
Germany, and in
galleries, local and state shows in New
Green was a member of the Westfield Art Association, The Garden
Watercolor Society, Scotch Plains-Fanwood Arts Association,
Center for Visual Arts,
Center, The Artists? League
Central New Jersey, The American Artists' Professional League. She won
prizes at the Westfield and
Plains-Fanwood Art Associations group shows over the years, and she
won Best of
Show in the Union County Senior Show when she was in her
Jane Whipple Green was a founding member of the Federated Art
of New Jersey (FAA-NJ) in
1969. She served as
1977-1981 and worked with N.J. Governor Thomas Keane to bring more
recognition of, and appreciation for, the arts. For her efforts, she received
Grumbacher ?Gold Medallion? Award for Special Honor, Merit, and
Service to her
organization and the State of New
Until 1992 she continued to serve as Board member and Publication
Director for FAA-NJ.
Green was married to A. Donald Green, M.I.T. chemical engineer
(now Exxon) executive, for over 50 years. They lived in
New Jersey, and raised
daughters. She died in 2007.
Written and submitted March, 2009, by Christine Green Alderman, daughter of the artist.