Artwork Details

Jane Freilicher
American

1924–2014

Peonies on a Table
1954
Medium
Oil on linen
Dimensions
38 7/8 x 43 inches
Location
Level 3
Accession Number
2019.5
Credit
Museum Purchase, Wege Fund
Image Copyright
© Jane Freilicher

About the Artwork

Jane Freilicher produced paintings strongly influenced by American abstraction, but dedicated herself to depicting recognizable imagery in her work, predominantly landscapes, still lifes, and interiors. Peonies on a Table is a complex hybrid of still-life and city scene that bears the influence of Abstract Expressionism, then the dominant style of painting in New York City, as well as the vibrant, light and pattern infused works of French artists such as Bonnard and Matisse. Seemingly casual and technically challenging, Peonies on a Table epitomizes Freilicher’s approach to making art for the rest of her career.