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Janice Biala

Janice Biala was a Polish-born American painter well regarded both in France and the United States for her paintings of intimate interiors, portraits of her famous friends, and the places she traveled.


  • Biala's unique contribution to the rise of modernism was celebrated throughout her lifetime from New York City to Paris. The albums of art history remark on her sublime assimilation of the School of Paris and the New York School of abstract expressionism. Her career as an artist spans nearly eight decades and two continents.

Major achievements

  • Solo and group exhibitions throughout United States and Europe. Her works are represented in permanent collections Whitney Museum, Phillips Collection, Washington, Museum Lausanne, Switzerland, Princeton (New Jersey) Museum, Newark Museum, Musee de Grenoble, France, Musee d'Ingres, Montabar, France.


  • She married artist Daniel 'Alain' Brustlein, a cartoonist for the New Yorker, and the couple began a lifelong process of living and exhibiting between Paris and New York.
  • father: Chaim
  • mother: Esther
  • brother: Jacob
  • Husband: Daniel 'Alain' Brustlein - cartoonist
  • a brother: Jack Tworkov - painter
  • ex-boyfriend: Madox Ford
Janice Biala
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Died September 24, 2000
(aged 96)
  • 2000
    Artist, School of Paris
  • January 1, 1924 - January 1, 1925
    Art Students League
  • 1925
    Artist, artist colony
    Provincetown, MA



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