Photography Credit:

Janet Fish
Birth Date: May 18, 1938


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Janet Fish considers herself a “painterly realist”. She is interested in light, atmosphere, motion and lush, saturated color. Her large still life watercolors are of common objects with bright colors. Her work is a reaction against the pure abstraction that has been prevalent for many years in the American art scene. Fish was born in Boston to a family of artists. She spent much of her childhood at the Old Lyme Colony in Connecticut with her artistic grandfather, and there, was influenced by American impressionism. At Smith College, Fish studied sculpture and printmaking with Leonard Baskin. In the late 1960s, she began working in still life, adopting her signature style of using reflective surfaces, such as glassware.