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Janet Isobel Fish, American Artist. Recipient Harris award Chicago Bienale award, 1974, Outstanding Woman Artist award Aspen Museum, 1992, American Academy of Arts and Letters award, 1994; MacDowell fellow, 1968, 69, 72; Yale scholar, Australian Council for Arts grantee, 1975. Board Governors Skowhegan School Painting and Sculpture, Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation; Member American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters (associate). F C.


Fish, Janet Isobel was born on May 18, 1938 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of Peter and Florence (Voorhees) Fish.


Bachelor, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1960. Postgraduate, Skowhegan Art School, 1961. Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1963.

Doctor of Fine Arts (honorary), Lyme Academy, 2000.


Represented by District of Columbia Moore Gallery, New York City.


  • Other Work

    • One-woman shows District of Columbia Moore Gallery, New York City, Columbus Museum, Georgia, Ogunquit Museum American Art, Maine, Butler Institute American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, 2006, also others. Traveling exhibition Yellowstone Art Center, Billings, Montana, 1995-1997. Represented in permanent collections Whitney Museum American Art, New York City, Metropolitan Museum Art, New York City, Cleveland Museum Art, Dallas Museum Fine Arts, American Federation Arts, American Academy Institute Arts and Letters, Art Institute Chicago, Kemper Museum, Kansas City,, Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York, Newark Museum, Minneapolis Museum of Art, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, Powers Institute, Sydney, Australia, Colby College, Waterville, Maine, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Art Center, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Museum Art, Providence, Virginia Museum Fine Arts, Richmond, Yale University, New Haven, Smith College Museum Art, Northampton, Massachusetts, Albrecht Art Museum, St. Joseph, Missouri, Milwaukee Art Museum, Hunter Museum Art, Chattanooga, Butler Institute American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, American Academy Arts and Letters, John Szoke Gallery, New York, 1998-1999, Lehigh University Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Janet Fish: An American Master, 2007, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, Massachusetts, Wilson Museum Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, Janet Fish: Into The Light, 2008.


Board governors Skowhegan School Painting and Sculpture, Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation. Member National Academy of Design (Henry Ward Ranger Purchase prize 2001, William A. Paton watercolor prize 2005, elected national academician 1994), American Academy Arts and Letters (award 1994).


Peter Fish

Florence (Voorhees) Fish