Artist Jean Miller Harding

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JEAN MILLER HARDING is a Canadian artist born into an artistic family in the Niagara region of Ontario. Besides the love of art, there was an intense interest in the form and functioning of the human body. After receiving an undergraduate degree in science and fine art history, specializing in the European masters of the Renaissance, she entered the faculty of Medicine programme in Medical Art at the University of Toronto, graduating with honours and receiving the highest award for her artwork. Graduation was followed by a 15-year career as a respected freelance medical illustrator whose talents were sought throughout North America. During that time, Jean Illustrated over 400 magazine covers, worked with National Geographic on a hard covered book called "The Incredible Machine" and helped produce many advertising campaigns for the pharmaceutical industry, some of which have won international awards. While working as a commercial illustrator, Jean studied portraiture with John Howard Sanden at the Portrait Institute in New York City and classical realism in Florence Italy with Maestro Michael John Angel who was a student of Pietro Annagoni. In 1988, she received her first commission to paint a portrait and a successful career as a portrait artist was launched. In 1994, Jean was invited to participate in an art show in Jakarta, Indonesia, sponsored by the Canadian Embassy, sparking her work in figurative and still life and landscape painting. At the present time, she has studios in Canada and the south of France and is in galleries in Canada, USA and Europe.  Selected Exhibitions/Group Shows
2012, American Society of Traditional Artists , annual exhibition, Scottsdale Arizona

2011, "An Ordinary Aspect", Paintings of Women by Women Artists, Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, Toronto, 

2011, "The Art of Canadian [...]

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