Piper, Jane

(1916 - 1991)

Still life and landscape painter Jane Piper was born in Philadelphia in 1917. She first became interested in art at the age of nine while in France. Upon returning to the United States, she began taking painting lessons. She was influenced by an exhibition of work by Hugh Breckenridge and later studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts with Daniel Garber. Piper also studied with Hans Hofmann in Provincetown in 1941, with Earl Horter and Arthur B. Carles, and at the Barnes Foundation. She taught painting and drawing at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the mid-1950s, and at the Philadelphia College of Art from 1956 to 1985. Piper’s first solo exhibition was held in 1943 at the Robert Carlen Gallery in Philadelphia. She also exhibited at the National Academy of Design, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and The Woodmere Art Museum.

Collections: Carnegie Institute of Art, Pittsburgh Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC Brooklyn Museum, New York National Academy of Design, New York Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia Museum of Art Woodmere Art Museum