Public Lecture with Jane Irish: Hemispheric Opposites

PAFA is pleased to present a slide lecture by Master Class artist Jane Irish.  Irish will show examples of her work while discussing her creative process.

This lecture is free and open to the public.  RSVP online or by calling 215-972-7632.

This free lecture is offered in conjunction with Continuing Education's Master Class with Jane Irish: Meaningful Brushstrokes, Touch and Alla Prima Painting.  Click here for course details.


Jane Irish is known primarily for her gouache and egg tempera paintings of sumptuous Rococo interiors, infused with memories of colonialism and orientalism, imagery from her own travels, and explorations of the legacy of the Vietnam War.  She received her MFA in 1980 from Queens College, CUNY, and has exhibited at venues including Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Institute of Contemporary Art, PA; the Walker Art Center, MN; Delaware Center for Contemporary Art; Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the Baltimore Museum of Art. Irish has been the recipient of a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, a Painters and Sculptors Grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, a Painting Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts, and a Painting Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her work is held in public collections including the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Irish lives and works in Philadelphia, where she is represented by Locks Gallery.

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