Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Jane Wilson, Artist of the Ethereal, Dies at 90

By Bruce Weber
“American Horizon” (2000) is emblematic of Ms. Wilson’s later focus on natural settings. Credit DC Moore Gallery
NEW YORK---Jane Wilson, a painter whose best-known works were landscapes that occupied a niche nestled between representation and abstraction, died on Jan. 13 in Manhattan. She was 90. The cause was heart failure, Bridget Moore, the president of the DC Moore Gallery in Manhattan, where Ms. Wilson’s work has been shown since 1999, said in an email. The paintings seek to capture the ethereal, moments in a landscape or a seascape that are defined by the time of day, the time of year, the weather conditions, the clarity of the air. Horizons are often present but sometimes difficult to locate. Clouds often proliferate luxuriantly. Light is rendered with delicate specificity. [link]