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Jane Dickson is a contemporary artist renown for her paintings on astroturf. Jane Dickson was born in the year 1952. Dickson has also used unusual surfaces in her work including vinyl, felt, and carpet.

Dickson attended the University of Harvard located in Cambridge, Massachusetts where she earned a B.A. She also earned a studio diploma from the School of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

Dickson has works in many prestigious collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of Art located in New York City. Dickson also has work in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago.

The artist is married to an American film director named Charlie Ahearn. Ahearn was a lead director in the production of the movie Wild Style. This documentary film was among the first ever to capture the New York City hip hop culture at its birth in the early 1980’s.

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Below we catch up with our great friend James Kalm to view an exhibition featuring the work of Jane Dickson:

The artist works in oils and also produces prints.

Below a link to the website of the artist:


Dickson had her first solo exhibition in 1980.

Jane Dickson’s work has a strong narrative feel. With her unique painting surfaces such as carpet and astroturf, the application of paint gives the canvas a patch work feel similar to that of someone working in a pointillism style.

Dickson does a great job of capturing the effect of light on such unique surfaces. Her work is a great example of contemporary art!