Jean Foss

0105-The Family Dinner

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Artist: Jean Foss, originally from the United States, Jean Foss moved to Oaxaca, Mexico in 2001. She was strongly attracted to the colors and the culture of this largely indigenous southern Mexican state, where daily life is still infused with traditions from pre-Colombian times. Her painting focuses on the landscape and culture of Mexico, with particular emphasis on the role of women.
Jean studied creative writing and art at the University of Iowa and the University of Oregon (B.S. in Fine Arts, 2001), and studied print making with Shinzaburo Takeda at the UABJO (the Autonomous University of Benito Juarez, Oaxaca) for her first year in Mexico.
Jean lives in a rural village with her Mexican husband who is a papier-mache artist and a printmaker, their daughter, and a large family of adopted dogs and cats, who often appear in her work, dressed in traditional regional dress.
Statement: The fiance (right) of the young woman (left) gets to know her parents and younger siblings. A mural version of Jean's painting, partially funded by the PennsylvaniaPartners for the Arts, may be seen in Pittsburgh.

Materials and Techniques: Acrylic on Wood

Hand-Made Cherry Wood Frame

Excellent/ Framed
23.5 x 31 in

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