Janet Fish
May 18, 1938
Artist Biography
Acquisition Number: 2005.8
Medium: Watercolor on paper
Size: 31" x 42"
Date: 2004
Credit: Margretta Bockius Wilson Fund

Janet Fish is a realist painter, best known for her still lifes of familiar and everyday objects like fruit, flowers, and glassware, which she sources from her home, travels, and flea markets. For Fish, however, the central subjects of her works are not the discrete objects, but the effects of light and the complex relationship of color and form. Fish sometimes spends entire days creating arrangements of objects in different light to paint.