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Jan Hunt:

Born: Morgantown, Indiana

Studied: The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago, 79th Exhibit of Artists of Chicago and Vicinity; National Academy of Design, New York City; National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C.

Illinois State Fair Professional Art Exhibition, Springfield, Illinois. McDonald Corporation, Oakbrook, Illinois and Mentor, Ohio. Governor of Illinois, The Honorable James R. Thompson, State and private collection. AARP's news letter head.

Jan Hunt remembers a very happy childhood in the small town of Morgantown, Indiana, where she was born. After moving to Illinois during her teen-age years and graduating from Kankakee High School, Jan entered The School of the Art Institute of Chicago as a full time student, majoring in Fine Arts. During the next four years she received a scholarship to pursue painting and drawing and to study voice as a result of becoming the first student soloist for the Student's Glee Club.

Following her marriage during World War II and her husband's return from overseas, Jan devoted her time to her husband, three children, and an extended family. She was the church soloist, a dramatic director of the opera workshop, a librettist for a local composer, an office manager for a greeting card sales office and an occasional painter. In 1977, as her family responsibilities diminished, Jan re-entered the art field as a printmaker.

Now, through the elongated traditional process of etching and lithography, Jan feels that she has found her artistic home. She creates luminous hand-colored images that coincide with a wide spectrum of emotion memories, imagination, and moods that attempt to push the viewer beyond the boundaries of the readily apparent. The elicited responses range from feelings of serenity or loneliness to vague sensations of apprehension or humorous surprise.

As well as being available in many galleries in the United States and abroad her work is in many private and corporate collections and has been juried into more than fifty shows nationwide.