Jane Freilicher (1924-2014) is known for her meditative, softly-brushed figurative works, mostly of flowers or the landscape surrounding her Hamptons home.
While Freilicher's work is anchored in the real world - "Realism is the only way I can do it," she once stated - it is a representation viewed through an idiosyncratic eye. Freilicher embraced a particularly bright, elemental palette of turquoises, lime greens, corncob yellow and summery blues. While her influences were distinctly French, in particular the canvasses of Pierre Bonnard and Henri Matisse created half a century earlier, her closest artistic touchstones were perhaps David Hockney's Yorkshire views and the seascapes of the Scottish Colourists.
Her work is in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the MOMA, the Met and the Whitney.