|Girl in Striped Jacket (c. 1914)|
|Boats on the Nile, Dawn, c. 1910, oil on canvas|
Soon after her return to the States, a major show of 87 paintings of Venice, Spain, Algeria, and Egypt was held at the Art Institute of Chicago, in 1910. This was her first one-woman exhibition, that eventually led to a near sell-out exhibition in New York City.
|A Garden in Constantinople|
5. In 1912, Peterson journeyed back to Paris, where she associated with the members of the American Art Association, as well as the inner circle of Gertrude Stein, including Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse.
|Reading at a Cafe, c. 1920|
8. In 1937, the American Historical Society named Jane Peterson the Most Outstanding Individual of the Year. She was only the second woman to receive this honor. In all her work, from landscapes to still-lifes, she blends traditional approaches to painting with the influences of the Impressionists, Post-Impressionists, Expressionists, and the Fauves.
At the height of her career, Jane Peterson's style may be described as "brightly hued, painterly, Post-Impressionist. Peterson was well known for her Gloucester harbor scenes, Venetian vignettes, New York subjects, and her exotic Orientalist paintings of North Africa and Constantinople. She is also well known for her vivid, richly-painted floral still lifes, and her beach scenes, created along the Massachusetts coast.
|At the Beach|
Because of her unique palette, energetic brushwork, and appealing subjects, Peterson was, and still is, one of the most sought-after painters in the art world. She is still admired and praised for developing her individualistic style, intermingling bold color combinations with creatively unique designs -- masterfully rendered in oil, watercolor, or gouache.