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Jan Harrison

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Name  Jan Harrison
Role  American painter

Jan Harrison Jan Harrison

Born  18 December 1944 (age 76 years), United States

Artworks  Animal Tongues, Animals in the Anthropocene

Similar  Elizabeth Boott, Carrie Ann Baade, Louise Brann

Jan Harrison (born December 18, 1944 in West Palm Beach, Florida) is an American painter and sculptor whose work, which primarily features animal imagery, centers on animal nature as it relates to human existence and the collective psyche. Her art is informed by the philosophy of deep ecology, and a monograph detailing her work describes it as “excavat(ing) the arcane kingdom of the human psyche, so long tyrannized by the repressive and oppressive forces of socialization." She has exhibited widely in the United States and abroad, and her work is featured in In The Making: Creative Options for Contemporary Art. She currently lives and works in New York’s Hudson Valley.

Select reviews

  • “Jan Harrison: Myths for Our Time,” Ann Pollak, Dialogue Magazine, (May 1989)
  • “Jan Harrison, Audrey Skoudas: Ten Solo Exhibitions, Wright State University Gallery,” Elizabeth Hoxie, New Art Examiner (April 1982)
  • References

    Jan Harrison Wikipedia