Jane Peterson was nationally recognized for her gouaches (opaque watercolors) as well as her paintings during the 1905-1925 period. She studied with the great Spanish Impressionist painter, Joaquin Sorolla, and at the Pratt Institute, New York, 1895-1901. She was a member of the prestigious National Academy of Design, New York, and was an instructor at the Art Student’s League, New York, 1914 to 1919. Jane Peterson had two one-person exhibitions at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1910 and 1914. She painted in a brightly hued painterly, Post-Impressionist style during the height of her career, from circa 1910-1925. The artist was well known for her Gloucester harbor scenes, Venetian vignettes, New York subjects, and her exotic Orientalist paintings of North African and Constantinople.
Her work was exhibited in all the major national and international juried watercolor and oil exhibitions in the United States. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, High Museum of Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and The Princeton University Museum are a few of the museums that own her gouaches and paintings.