Jared French

(American, 1905–1987)

george platt-lynes & jonathan tichenor, fire island (pajama) by jared french

Jared French

George Platt-Lynes & Jonathan Tichenor, Fire Island (PAJAMA), 1945

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Biography

Timeline

1905
Jared Blanford French born on February 4 in Ossining, NY to Henry Redfield French and Mary Richards Blanford French
1916
Attends Asbury Park High School
1919
Family relocates to Rutherford, NY. Attends Rutherford High School
1925
Received Bachelor of Arts degree from Amherst College
Began studies at Art Students League under Boardman Robinson, Kimon Nicolaides, Allen Lewis, Thomas Hart
1926 - 1927
Tours Spain
1926
Enrolls in etching class and meets Paul Cadmus who would become French's lover
1929
Begins studying art full time
1931 - 1933
Tours France, Italy, Germany, Austria and Spain with Paul Cadmus
1933
Enters the Mural and Easel Painting Section of the Public Works of Art Project (PWAP)
1937 - 1945
Rents a summer cottage in Saltaire, Fire Island, with Margaret French and Paul Cadmus

Exhibitions

1969
"Jared French: 25 Years of paintings and Drawings from 1944 to 1969", Banfer Gallery New York, NY
1967
"Jared French: 20 New Works", Banfer Gallery, New York, NY
1965
"Jared French", Banfer Gallery, New York, NY
1962
"Jared French: Paintings and Drawings", Robert Isaacson Gallery, New York, NY
1955
"Paintings and Drawings by Jared French", Edwin Hewitt Gallery, New York, NY
1950
"Jared French Drawings 1925-1950", Edwin Hewitt Gallery, New York, NY
1942
"Artist for Victory", Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
"20th Century Portraits", Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
"Nine American Painters", Arts Club of Chicago, IL
"Art in War", National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Art Institute of Chicago, IL: University Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
1941
"52nd Annual Exhibition of American Paintings and Sculpture", "Art Institute of Chicago
"This is our city," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1940
"A Decade of Painting 1929-39", Julien Levy Gallery, New York, NY
" Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Art", Whitney Museum of American Art
"114th Annual Exhibition", National Academy of Design, New York, NY
1939
"Murals by Jared French", Julien Levy Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
"A Mural by Jared French", Morgan Hall, Amherst College, Amherst, MA; Vassar College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY (solo)
"134th Annual Exhibition", Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA