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artist , educator , performer

Jeanne Ellene Maxant Blanchet, American artist, educator, performer. Woodrow Wilson fellow, 1966; American Dental Association British Columbia Welsh scholar, 1980; recipient numerous art, music awards, since 1970, major computer art awards in regional, national, and international shows, since 1990.


Blanchet, Jeanne Ellene Maxant was born on September 25, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of William H. and L. Barbara (Martin) Maxant.


Bachelor summa cum laude, Northwestern University, 1966. Master of Fine Arts, Tokyo University, 1971. Master of Arts, Arizona State University, 1978.

Postgraduate, Illinois State University, 1980. Doctor of Philosophy, Greenwich University, 1991.


Instructor Tsuda University, Kodaira, Japan, 1970-1971. Free-lance visual, performing artist various cities, United States, since 1973. Artist in residence Young Men’s Christian Association of the Rockies, Estes Park, Colorado, 1976-1981 summers.

Professor fine arts Rio Salado College, Surprise, Arizona, 1976-1991. Lecturer Arizona State University West, Sun City, 1985-1993. Evaluator several arts councils including Arizona Humanities Council, 1993, Arizona Humanities Council Scholar's SPkrs.

Bureau, since 1998; Prescott Melodrama ragtime pianist, 1993, 94. Artist with Performing Arts for Youth, since 1994.


  • Other Work

    • Selected for regional, state, national juried art shows, since 1975, museum and gallery one-woman shows of computer art, since 1988. Author: Original Songs and Verse of the Old (And New) West, 1987, A Song in My Heart, 1988, Reflections, 1989, The Mummy Story, 1990. Contributor articles to newspapers, professional journals.


Founding member Del Webb Hospital. Member National League American Pen Women (secretary chapter 1987, vice president 1988, president 1990-1992, president Colorado chapter 1996-1997), Arizona Press Women (numerous awards in original graphics and writing 1980s, 90s), National Federation Press Women, Northwestern University's John Evans Club, Henry W. Rogers Society, Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) (recording secretary chapter BV since 1998), Phi Beta Kappa.


  • Other Interests

    Computers, ragtime piano, hiking, parapsychology, duplicate bridge (silver life master).


Married Yasuo Shimizu, April 28, 1969 (divorced 1973). Married William B. Blanchet, August 21, 1981 (deceased May 1993).

William H. Maxant

L. Barbara (Martin) Maxant

William B. Blanchet

Yasuo Shimizu