Jean Zaleski

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Photo from the 2019 exhibit at Spazju Kreattiv in Valletta, Malta of women artists from Malta or with connections to Malta. This image is of a monitor display (museum placard) describing the artist and the work of art--"Untitled (from Malta: Memories and Explorations 1989-2001)" 2002, mixed media on wood.[1]

Jean Zaleski (born Jean Busuttil, also known as Jean Busuttil Zaleski; Birkirkara, Malta 11 April 1920 – 2 May 2010) was a Maltese artist who spent most of her adult life in the United States. Her work has appeared in several exhibitions in the United States and Malta.[2]


Jean Busuttil was born in Birkirkara, the youngest of 11 children. At the age of 8 years old together with her family emigrated to the United States.[3]

Education and awards[edit]

Jean Busuttil Zaleski studied as an artist in the United States at Philadelphia's Moore College of Art and Design, and in New York at the Pratt Institute, Parsons School of Design, and the Art Students League. In 1986 she received a Susan B Anthony Award in the field of painting from the National Organization for Women[4] and was invited by President Jimmy Carter to the White House as part of a delegation of five women artists in 1975.[5][better source needed]


  1. ^ Kreattivita
  2. ^ "Exhibition by Maltese-American artist". Times of Malta. 19 April 2002.
  3. ^ Fiorentino, E. (9 June 2002). "Malta musings and mnemonics". The Sunday Times of Malta.
  4. ^ "Susan B. Anthony Awards Alumni - NOW-NYC |NOW-NYC". 2018-10-17. Retrieved 2019-02-23.
  5. ^ Zaleski, Jean (2002). Memories and Explorations. Malta: St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity. p. 47. ISBN 99932-34-03-6.