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artist , educator

Jean Friedrichs McCann, American artist, educator. Recipient New York State Artisans award, 1982, National Strathmore award, 1989, 1st place in Graphic Arts award Jericho Arts Council, 1994. Board directors Birthright of Owego, 1993—2003; Member National Museum Women in Arts (charter), Kappa Pi (president Zeta Omicron chapter 1987-1989, life), Artists Guild.

Background

McCann, Jean Friedrichs was born on December 6, 1937 in New York City. Daughter of Herbert Joseph and Catherine Brady (Ward) Friedrichs.

Education

Student, Caton-Rose Institute Fine Arts, 1955—1957. Associate of Applied Science, State University of New York, Farmingdale, 1959. Bachelor of Science, State University of New York-Empire State University, Binghamton, 1986.

Master of Arts summa cum laude, Marywood University, 1987. Master of Fine Arts in Art summa cum laude, Marywood University, 1989. Completed Kellogg Leadership Program, School Management, State University of New York, Binghamton, 1992.

Doctor of Philosophy, Nova College, 1995. Doctor of Philosophy, State University of New York, 1986.

Career

Designer Patton Corporation, New York City, 1959—1966. Subordinate art teacher Owego-Apalachin School District, 1968—1988. Tutor, evaluator Empire State University State University of New York, since 1987.

Director ArtSpace Gallery, Owego, New York, 1992—1994. Vice president board directors Tioga County Council on Arts, 1990—1991, president, 1992—1995. Demonstrator for various schools, educational television and county museums.

Works

  • Other Work

    • One-woman shows include International Business Machines Corporation, Owego, 1972, Tioga History Society Museum, 1975, National History Court House, 1982, Visual Arts Center, Scranton, Pennsylvania, 1989-1990, ArtSpace, Owego, New York, 1991, MacDonald Art Gallery, College Misericordia, Dallas, Pennsylvania, 1992, Plaza Gallery, Binghamton, 1992, Krembs Gallery, 1993, 2000, 2003, Wilson Gallery, Johnson City, New York, 1994, 2001, 2003, Countryside Gallery, Owego, 1996, 2002, Memorial Gallery, State University of New York, Farmingdale, 1998, juried group shows, Roberson Museum, Binghamton, New York, 1972, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, New York, 1974, 1989, 1992, Arena National Exhibits, Binghamton, 1974-1976, Pennino's Gallery, Burlington, Vermont, 1975-1977, Riise Gallery, St. Thomas, 1975-1978, Grand Concourse Gallery, Albany, 1987, Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, New York, 2002, Link Gallery, Rochester, New York, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010-2011, Memorial Gallery, Rochester, 2011, numerous private public collections.

Membership

Board directors Birthright of Owego, 1993—2003. Member National Museum Women in Arts (charter), Kappa Pi (president Zeta Omicron chapter 1987-1989, life), Artists Guild.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, read, visit museums.

Connections

Married William Joseph McCann, May 14, 1960. Children: Kevin, Brian, Maureen McCann Breslin, William, James, Denis Gerard, Kathleen.

father:
Herbert Joseph Friedrichs

mother:
Catherine Brady (Ward) Friedrichs

spouse:
William Joseph McCann

children:
Kathleen McCann

William McCann

Kevin McCann

Maureen McCann Breslin McCann

James McCann

Brian McCann

Denis Gerard McCann