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Though trained in art, Jane Charry did not pursue painting after moving to New Hope in her early twenties. During that time, she is quoted as saying, "I'd rather bake cookies than paint because painting made me nervous."
She began to paint again around 1966, concentrating on the landscapes of New Hope and Vermont, as well as portraiture. Additionally, she created a mural on tile for the New Hope-Solebury High School. She also produced commercial art for smaller items, including Christmas card designs.
After her husband, sculptor John Charry's retirement, the couple moved to Vermont. Jane Charry passed away in 2001.
Education and Training
Studied with Frank Ferris, Elizabeth, New Jersey
Trenton School of Industrial Arts
Teachers and Influences
Frank Ferris (Elizabeth, New Jersey)
George Bradshaw (Trenton School of Industrial Arts)
Connection to Bucks County
Jane and her husband, sculptor John Charry lived on Covered Bridge Road in New Hope from 1934 until 1974. After John Charry's retirement, they moved to Vermont. They were friends and neighbors with sculptor Harry Rosin and his family. Jane Charry's mural of New Hope and a barge is still on display in the New Hope-Solebury High School.
Colleagues and Affiliations
The Charrys were neighbors with the Harry Rosin family.
Major Solo Exhibitions
Lambertville House, Lambertville, New Jersey, 1971
Mural for the Mt. Pocono Hotel, c. 1950
Mural for the New Hope-Solebury High School, c. 1970