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Artist Jean LeGassick


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Biography


Jean LeGassick was born in California in 1950. She graduated from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, in 1979 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. She is a Signature Member of both the Plein-Air Painters of America and the California Art Club. Jean was featured as one of six artists filmed for the PBS series, "Plein-Air: Painting the American Landscape" which was shown on public television stations across the nation.  (See the PBS Series page on this web site for more information). She has participated in many fine invitational art shows throughout the country, including several museum shows. In addition, her work can be found in many public and private collections, including the permanent collection of the Nevada Museum of Art. Jean has a major article as a featured artist in PleinAir Magazine (May 2012), as well as having her work published in many other national magazines in the past decade. An art instructor at Cerro Coso Community College in Bishop, California for many years, she continues to teach an occasional oil painting workshop (see Workshops page on this web site). After 19 years in Nevada, Jean now has moved back to her home state of California, to a beautiful little ranching valley in the northeastern corner. Please feel free to contact her via the Contact page of this web site. ARTIST STATEMENT "Although I consider myself a versatile artist, enjoying a wide variety of subjects from portraits to cityscapes, my passion is for pure nature-- in the raw and the wilder the better. I’m happiest when I’ve taken some effort to get to the place I’m painting. There is nothing more exciting for me than to hike, snowshoe, or mulepack to remote peaks, hidden canyons, windswept desert outcroppings or the rocky shores where land meets sea. [...]

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