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Jean Leibowitz Wiecha is an artist and writer in Portland. Her book, Discover Her Art: Women Artists and Their Masterpieces (2022, Chicago Review Press), explores the art of painting and the role of women in art history through 24 masterworks by women. Jean’s own art focuses on industrial landscapes, the Maine coast, and portraiture. She is currently represented by Elizabeth Moss Galleries (Falmouth and Portland), and previously has shown at Casco Bay Artisans (Portland), Gallery 55 (Natick, MA) and the Danforth Museum (Framingham MA). She won the 2007 international Daniel Smith award, besting 35,000 international competitors, for her painting of the defunct Stinson’s cannery in Belfast, ME. Before retiring to focus on art, Jean was a nationally known public health scientist who focused on kids' health, developing nutrition and physical activity programs with school systems, after school programs, and not-for-profit organizations. Her working principles are to be curious, ask lots of questions, and experiment with solutions–on the canvas, on the page, and in science.
Praise for Discover Her Art
“A must for art history curriculum and to diversify biography shelves."
—School Library Journal
“Discover Her Art is a brilliant guide to understanding how a painting does what it does. Formal elements are broken down into understandable language. . . . All the activities achieve that rarity: a fun deep dive into how an image is made and a creative moment of learning by doing. Fabulous for both the experienced professional (like me) and the young artist just starting out.”
—Emily Eveleth, painter
"Imagine exploring an exhibit of womens’ paintings with the most captivating guide who brings to life the story of each artist and their artwork. Each chapter will transport you to a different time and place, encourage you to spend time absorbing and understanding the work and woman behind it, and possibly even inspire you to create your own artwork."
—Carolyn Mackin Watson, artist
"This book triggers the desire to see, the joy of discovery, and the thirst for action! The careful selection of images conveys to the reader the diversity of the great achievements of women artists over the centuries up to the modern age. For a long time, they had to suffer under the domination of men in art. With the wonderful works of art, the valuable hints on perception, and the thoughtful instructions for do-it-yourself, the authors encourage the reader to dive deep into the world of images and image-making."
—Angela Wenzel, author of 13 Art Techniques Children Should Know and other books