The Historic Odessa Foundation is pleased to present in the Visitor Center Gallery the colorful acrylic paintings by the talented Kutztown, Pennsylvania artist Jan Crooker. Jan is well known for her wonderfully vibrant images of still lifes, flowers, and local scenes and landscapes.
This widely exhibited artist states that color has always been a focus of her artistic expression. “I think my love of color harkens back to my early exposure to art at the children’s classes at the Toledo Museum of Art in Ohio. While some kids had favorite stars or athletes, I had favorite artists. My first favorite artist was Vincent Van Gogh. Since he was a master colorist, I have researched his color use and read his thoughts on color. Although I admire other colorist artists, Van Gogh has been the greatest influence on my color use.” Jan earned her M.F.A. from Penn State University and her B.A. in Art Education from Toledo University.
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