Jane Winkelman

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Jane Winkelman
Born(1949-03-31)March 31, 1949
DiedMay 30, 2012(2012-05-30) (aged 63)
NationalityAmerican
Known forPainting
MovementOutsider Art

Jane Winkelman (1949 - May 30, 2012) was an American painter. Her paintings are often signed "Jane 'in vain' Winkelman." She is considered an outsider artist.

Life[edit]

Jane Winkelman was born in 1949 in Long Island, New York. She lived for a time in Miami as well as San Francisco. While in San Francisco, she lived on the edge of homelessness in the Tenderloin district.[1]

Work[edit]

Winkelman was introduced to painting at San Francisco's Hospitality House, a free community arts center.[2] Her work is characterized by vivid colors, fantastic figures, and strong political commentary.[3] They often include text as well as images. Her style has been compared to that of Hieronymous Bosch, Marc Chagall, and Edvard Munch.

Recognition[edit]

In 1993, after her work had gained some attention at group shows and on the cover of the Street Sheet, she was commissioned to produce an Absolut Vodka ad.[4][5] She published art in Street Sheet from 1990 through 2009.[6] In February 2009, she was the San Francisco Bay Guardian "Local Artist of the Week".[7] Her work was also supported by POOR Magazine.[8]

Collections and exhibits[edit]

Her painting "Dreamscape" (1985) is in the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zollinger Turner, Tracy (February 4, 2009). "Artists Unleashed". Columbus Alive. Retrieved March 4, 2015.
  2. ^ Freeman, Herbert (June 10, 2010). "Jane Winkelman". The Freeman Project. Retrieved March 4, 2015.
  3. ^ Russell, Candice. "Jane-in-Vain Winkelman". Raw Vision #44. Retrieved March 4, 2015.
  4. ^ Sulivan, Terra (September 25, 2003). "You're So Vain: Outsider art comes inside". Broward Palm Beach New Times. Retrieved March 4, 2015.
  5. ^ Horovitz, Bruce (June 8, 1993). "Down but Not Out : Homeless Play Roles in a Pair of Advertising Campaigns". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "San Francisco at a Crossroads: Coalition on Homelessness 2014 Annual Report" (PDF). Retrieved March 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "Local Artist of the Week: Jane "In Vain" Winkelman". San Francisco Bay Guardian. February 10, 2009. Retrieved March 4, 2015.
  8. ^ Gray-Garcia, Tiny aka Lisa (August 14, 2012). "Jane "in Vain" Winkelman- Poverty Hero". POOR Magazine. Retrieved March 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "Search Collections". Smithsonian American Art Museum. Retrieved March 4, 2015.

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