Biography

Penetrating observations and a keen eye attuned to nature’s ebb and flow play a powerful part in Jean Ostrow’s paintings. She is best known for her atmospheric and mysterious water scenes, inspired by her extensive world travels - but more often than not, she is drawn back to the waterscapes of Bridgehampton, Long Island, where she has lived part-time for the last twenty years. Influenced by Turner, Whistler, and the American Luminists, her works focus on the intermingling of sea, sky, and shifting light.

Jean majored in Fine Arts at Boston University. Upon graduating, she entered the fashion industry in New York City, eventually transitioning into interior design where her creative multidisciplinary background was finessed. Her artistic passions and love of oil shifted her focus back to painting and led to further study at The Art Student’s League and National Academy of Fine Arts.

Jean’s paintings have been exhibited in numerous group shows. She is married, with two children, and currently resides in New York, working from her studio in Long Island City.

Curriculum Vitae

 

EDUCATION

The National Academy School of Art, New York,  1994 – 2010

The Victor D’Amico Institute of Art, Amagansett, New York,  1996 – 2000

The Art Student’s League , New York, New York,  1995 – 2001

International Center of Photography, New York, New York,  1981 - 1982

Boston University – Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts,  1970 – 1974

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

Hess Gallery Exhibition, Brookline MA,  2012

Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club Juried Exhibition, New York,  2011 - 2012

Salmagundi Club, Annual Member’s Show, New York 2008,-2011                                                

Southern Vermont Arts Council, Member’s Show, Vermon,t 2008 - 2010

National Academy School of Art, Juried Exhibition,  New York, 1998 – 2011

Mark Humphrey Gallery, Southampton, New York,  2000 – 2002

Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center, New York,  2000 – 2004

Victor D’Amico Institute of Art, Amagansett, New York,  1988 – 2004

Ashawaugh Hall, Amagansett, New York ,  1998

Gallery East, East Hampton, New York,  1995 – 1997

Guild Hall Artist Member’s Exhibition, East Hampton, New York,  1995 - 2011

Guild Hall Benefit Art Sale, East Hampton, New York,  1995 – 1998

The New York Conservatory Garden Group Show,  1994

Southampton Artist Show, Southampton, New York,  1990 – 1995

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS AND COMMISSIONS

 Dr. Jack Goldberg, New York, New York

Lisa and Sim Johnson, New York, New York

Tracey Kirby, Minneapolis, Minnesota

John Lindhahl, Sag Harbor, New York

Angela and Robert Long, Chatham, Massachusetts

Ann and John Marcus, Greenwich, Connecticut

Heidi and Christopher Mazzarocco, Wilmington, North Carolina

Susan and Bill Popplewell, Kansas City, Kansas

Margaret Stocker, New York, New York

Allison and Jeffrey Wark, Monmouth Beach, New Jersey

Nancy and Bob Zanes, Sun Valley, Idaho

AFFILIATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

 Salmagundi Club, New York, New York

Artists Alliance of East Hampton, East Hampton, New York

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, Vermont

Victor D’Amico Institute of Art, Amagansett, New York

Guild Hall of East Hampton, East Hampton, New York

The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York

National Organization of Women’s Art, Washington, D.C.

The Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, New York, New York

Art Cares, New York, New York

Ethel Gray Stringfellow Art Committee, Chapin School, New York, New York

STUDIES WITH MASTER ARTISTS

 Sonia Gechtoff, Oils

Graham Nickerson, Oils

Sharon Sprung, Landscape

Mary Beth McKenzie, Oils

Daniel Greene, Portaiture

Wolf Kahn, Pastels

Ken Auster, Plein Air

Matt Smith, Plen Air

Jacob Collins, Oils