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"I design and construct clothing and accessories using antique and ethnic textiles employing patchwork and collage technique. Occasionally, I use painting and embellishment such as beading and embroidery."
-Jeanne R. Walton
Jeanne R. Walton has been making wearable art since the 1970s. She fashions clothing and accessories from antique textiles, often utilizing a patchwork style. Walton graduated from the Philadelphia College of Art in 1971 with a Masters in Education. Her soft sculptures have appeared in Nursing Magazine. She has exhibited with the Bucks County Art Alliance and is a member of Artsbridge.
Education and Training
B.S. in Elementary Education, Arcadia University, formerly Beaver College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1968
M.A. in Art Education, Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1971
Teachers and Influences
Jeanne Walton is self-taught as a seamstress. She is inspired by Henri Matisse, Spanish architect Gaudi, and quilter Nancy Crow.
Connection to Bucks County
Walton has lived in several different parts of Bucks County since the 1970s.
Colleagues and Affiliations
Barry Snyder, Peggy Lewis, Pat Martin, Jane Gilday, Judy Galford, Nura Petrov, Cynthia Huff, Annelies van Dommelen
Affiliated with Artsbridge
Major Group Exhibitions
Bucks County Art Alliance, Pennsylvania, 1978-1980
Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1980
Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1996
Cover,Coronary Artery Bypass Graft, soft sculpture, Nursing 80, 1980
Soft Sculpture illustration, Nursing 82
Teaching and Professional Appointments
Teacher, Hatboro-Horsham High School, 1972-1974
Teacher, Bucks County Community College, 1990
Art Works, Trenton, New Jersey, 1995
2nd Prize for Soft Sculpture, Annual Shad Festival, Lambertville, New Jersey
Affiliations and Memberships