Size: 30"W x 24"H x 1"D
Year Created: 1995
Ready to Hang
My grandmother always said, "an artist's eye is never bored" and this collection of her work represents decades of inspiration. Her saying is particularly poignant since she developed a degenerative eye condition later in life. Although her capacity to create original art work diminished in the last few years, she never stopped dreaming of her next painting.
My name is Laura, and I am representing my grandmother, Jean Buckley. After graduating from Girls High School in Brooklyn as an art major and attending two years at the Pratt Institute, Jean hit the ground running in the commercial art world. Jean was a staff artist for Montgomery Ward, a fashion illustrator for NYC department stores, and a graphic designer for the Hearst Publications, including Harper's Bazaar, Good Housekeeping, House Beautiful, and Town & Country. She then ascended to art director for the Abbot Kimble Agency, which represented Revlon, and then worked for 4 years at Decca Records designing album covers. Beginning in 1961, Jean studied tonal drawing and oil painting with Edwin Dickinson at the Art Students League in NYC. Jean's studies allowed her to live the remainder of her life as a working artist. She worked as an instructor in tonal drawing and oil painting at the Somerset Art Association (SAA) in Bernardsville, N.J., for nearly 20 years.