Freilicher, Jane, 1924-2014

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Jane Freilicher was an American painter. Born in 1924 in Brooklyn, New York, she attended Brooklyn College and then studied with artist Hans Hofmann. She left the Hofmann studio in 1948 to paint in New York City, collaborating with a group of artist and writer friends known collectively as the New York School and including John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch, Frank O'Hara, Larry Rivers, and James Schuyler. She married jazz pianist Jack Freilicher when she was 17; the marriage was annulled five years later, and in 1957 she married former dancer Joe Hazan, with whom she had one daughter, Elizabeth, in 1965. The couple built a house in Water Mill, N.Y. Freilicher began to show her work at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery in New York in 1952, also exhibiting at the Fischbach Gallery in New York.

From the description of Jane Freilicher papers, 1945-1995 (MS Am 2072)(Harvard University).

Jane Freilicher, b. 1924, Painter of New York, N.Y.

From the description of Oral history interview with Jane Freilicher, 1987 Aug. 4-5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 646395869

Painter (New York, N.Y.).

Painter and printmaker; New York, N.Y.

From the description of Jane Freilicher papers, 1952-1996. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122394254

Born Jane Niederhoffer in Brooklyn, New York in 1924, Jane Freilicher attended Brooklyn College and subsequently studied in the studio of artist Hans Hofmann; there she met the painter Larry Rivers. Leaving the Hoffman studio in 1948, she painted on her own in New York in the 1950s with the friendship and support of the group of New York School artists and writers that included John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch, Frank O'Hara, and James Schuyler. She began to exhibit her work at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery in New York in 1952, meeting the painter Fairfield Porter there.

She married jazz pianist Jack Freilicher when she was 17; the marriage was annulled five years later. In 1952 she met the former dancer Joe Hazan whom she married in 1957. They had one daughter in 1965, Elizabeth Hazan, who also became a painter. Freilicher and her husband built a house in Water Mill (N.Y.).

From the guide to the Jane Freilicher papers, 1945-1995 (MS Am 2072). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Jane Freilicher died 9 December 2014 in Manhattan.

From Library of Congress Authorities, https://lccn.loc.gov/n85308610

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creatorOf Freilicher, Jane, 1924-. Oral history interview with Jane Freilicher, 1987 Aug. 4-5. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Nell Blaine diaries and correspondence, ca. 1947-2002. Houghton Library
referencedIn Seroka, Lenore. Lenore Seroka photographs, 1977-1984. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Button, John, 1929-1982. John Button papers, 1964-2004. Archives of American Art
creatorOf FREILICH, JANE. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
referencedIn Blaine, Nell, 1922-. Nell Blaine interview, 1967 June 15. Archives of American Art
referencedIn De Nagy, Tibor, 1908-1993. Oral history interview with Tibor de Nagy, 1976 Mar. 29. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Freilicher, Jane, 1924-2014. Jane Freilicher additional papers, circa 1938-2014 Houghton Library
creatorOf Freilicher, Jane, 1924-. [Jane Freilicher : Australian and New Zealand Art Files]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Irma Hurley papers, ca. 1958-1961. Houghton Library
referencedIn Freilicher, Jane : Biographical file. Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
creatorOf Alliance of Figurative Artists. Alliance of Figurative Artists lectures and panel discussions, 1969-1970. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Kenneth Koch papers, ca. 1939-1995 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Freilicher, Jane, 1925- : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn Museum interviews of artists, [ca. 1965-1968] [sound recording]. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Blaine, Nell, 1922-1996. Nell Blaine papers, 1930-1985. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Freilicher, Jane, 1924-. Jane Freilicher interviews, 1987 Aug. 4 and 5. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Fortess, Karl E. (Karl Eugene), 1907-. Karl E. Fortess taped interviews with artists, [1963-1985]. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn Museum interviews of artists, [ca. 1965-1968]. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Brooklyn Museum. Listening to pictures : interviews. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn Museum interviews of artists, [ca. 1965-1968] [sound recording]. Archives of American Art
referencedIn James Schuyler Papers, 1947-1991 University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.
creatorOf Freilicher, Jane, 1924-. Jane Freilicher papers, 1945-1995. Houghton Library
referencedIn Blaine, Nell, 1922-1996,. Oral history interview with Nell Blaine, 1967 June 15 [sound recording]. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Blaine, Nell, 1922-1996. Nell Blaine diaries and correspondence, ca. 1947-2002. Houghton Library
creatorOf Freilicher, Jane, 1924-. Jane Freilicher papers, 1952-1996. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Brooklyn Museum interviews of artists, 1965-1968 Archives of American Art
creatorOf Koch, Kenneth, 1925-2002. Kenneth Koch papers, ca. 1939-1995. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Allen Collection of Frank O'Hara Letters., 1950-1966. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Center.
creatorOf Schuyler, James. Papers, 1947-1991. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
referencedIn Eye and Ear Theater Archive, 1979-1996 (Bulk ) Fales Library & Special Collections
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn Museum interviews of artists, [ca. 1965-1968] [sound recording]. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Jane Freilicher papers, 1945-1995. Houghton Library
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correspondedWith Allen, Donald Collector. person
correspondedWith Allen, Donald Merriam, 1912- person
associatedWith Alliance of Figurative Artists. corporateBody
associatedWith Artists' Theatre (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Ashbery, John. person
associatedWith Berkson, Bill person
associatedWith Blaine, Nell, 1922- person
associatedWith Blaine, Nell, 1922-1996, person
associatedWith Brooklyn Museum. corporateBody
associatedWith Burckhardt, Rudolph person
associatedWith Button, John, 1929-1982. person
associatedWith Copland, Aaron person
associatedWith De Nagy, Tibor, 1908-1993 person
associatedWith Elizabeth Hazan. person
associatedWith Fischbach Gallery. corporateBody
associatedWith Fizdale, Robert person
associatedWith Fortess, Karl E. (Karl Eugene), 1907- person
associatedWith Frank O'Hara person
correspondedWith Gold, Arthur. person
correspondedWith Groffsky, Maxine. person
correspondedWith Guest, Barbara. person
associatedWith Hazan, Joe. person
associatedWith Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966. person
associatedWith Hurley, Irma, 1929-2009 person
associatedWith James Schuyler. person
associatedWith Janice Koch. person
associatedWith John Ashbery person
associatedWith Kenneth Koch. person
associatedWith Koch, Kenneth person
associatedWith Koch, Kenneth, 1925-2002. person
associatedWith Martial Raysse. person
correspondedWith Martory, Pierre. person
correspondedWith Mathews, Harry, 1930- person
associatedWith Montgomery, George person
associatedWith Niki de Saint-Phalle person
correspondedWith O'Hara, Frank. person
associatedWith O'Hara, Frank, 1926-1966. person
correspondedWith Porter, Anne, 1911- person
associatedWith Porter, Fairfield. person
associatedWith Rivers, Larry person
correspondedWith Rivers, Larry, 1925- person
associatedWith Rivers, Larry, 1925-2002. person
associatedWith Robert Fizdale. person
associatedWith Rorem, Ned, 1923- person
correspondedWith Schuyler, James person
associatedWith Schuyler, James. person
associatedWith Schuyler, James. person
associatedWith Seroka, Lenore. person
associatedWith Sheila Rivers. person
associatedWith Shikler, Barbara person
associatedWith Silver, Walt person
associatedWith St. Mark's Church In-the-Bowery (New York, N.Y.). Poetry Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Tibor de Nagy Gallery. corporateBody
associatedWith Virgil Thomson. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State) NY US
Subject
Women artists
Women painters
American literature
Art, American
Art, American
Authors, American
New York school of art
Painters
Painters
Sculptors
Occupation
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Birth 1924-11-29

Death 2014-12-09

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Americans

English

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