Jean McLane American, 1878-1964


McLane and her husband were amongst the founders of the National Foundation of Portrait Painters. Her portraits live on as cherished time capsules to a long passed era of gentility. She went of to paint dynamic figurative works of size that display complexity and avant-garde color use.  She and her husband spent their late years in New Canaan, Connecticut.  They had heirs and the estate of the Jean McLane was divided and many of the works retained by the family.


Bronze Medal, Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis, 1904
First Prize, International League, Paris, 1907 & 1908
Elling Prize, New York Women's Art Club, 1907
Burgess Prize, New York Women's Art Club, 1908
Julia Shaw Prize, National Academy of Design, 1912
Third Hallgarten Prize, National Academy of Design, 1913
Lippincott Prize, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, 1914
Silver Medal, Panama-Pacific Exposition, San Francisco, 1915
Harris Silver Medal and Prize, Art Institute Chicago, 1924


National Academy of Design, Associate (1912), Academician (1926)

National Foundation of Portrait Painters, 1912

National Institute of Arts and Letters

Museums and Public Collections

Museum of Art, Toledo
Art Institute of Chicago
San Antonio Museum, Texas
Syracuse Art Museum, New York
National Museum of American Art, Washington D.C.

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