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ELENA JAHN  1938 - 2014   Artist of Maine and Puerto Rico and beyond 



EDUCATION                          Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting) 1959

                                                            Syracuse.University, Syracuse, NY

                                                Master of Fine Arts (Painting) 1961

                                                            University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI


AWARDS                               Fellowship:

                                                Skowhegan School of Painting/Sculpture  1955


                                                Fulbright Grant – Painting:

                                                Paris, France  1959-60



                                                Maine State Arts Commission  1884-1994

                                                Tropic Ventures, Puerto Rico  1988-1993


WORK HISTORY                  Studio Artist:

                                                  Monhegan Island, Maine  1959-2014

                                                  Culebra, Puerto Rico  1993-2014


                                                College Art Instructor 1961 – 1985:

                                                   University of Maine,; Colby College; University of Rhode Island;

                                                   Norwegian State Art Academy; Nova ScotiaCollege of Art and Design                                                    University of Wisconsin


                                               Other Work:

Art Workshops and Residencies in Public and Private Schools and with Mentally and Physically Challenged Programs in Maine;  Education Conferences for Teachers and Artists; Guest Lecturer; Exhibition Coordinator; Juror; Reviews of Exhibits; Catalogues; Master’s Thesis; Interviews; Gallery Talks; Studio Demonstrations; Invitational Exhibits; Murals.




                                            Heron Point Gallery: “A Collection of Life’s Work”

                                                  Portland, Maine  August and Sept. 2015

                                            Gold/Smith Gallery: “Waves and Rocks”

                                                            Boothbay Harbor, Maine  July 1999

                                             Davidson and Daughter:  “Figures”

                                                            Portland, Maine  Sept, 1999

                                              Gallery One: 1998 August, “New Work”

                                                           Nobleboro,, Maine  August, 1998

                                              Gallery One: “Watercolors?Drawings From Monhegan”

                                                            summer, 1996

                                               O’Farrell Gallery: “Figure Drawings From Puerto Rico”     

                                                        Brunswick, Maine  September, 1992

                                                Portland Museum of Art: “Perspectives Dos Islas – Two

                                                    Islands”  Portland, Maine  July-Sept. 1991

                                                Frick Gallery: “Works of Elena Jahn”

                                                   Belfast, Maine  Aug-Sept. 1991

                                                Galeria de El Escenario: San Juan, PR    April 1991

                                                Barridoff Gallery: Solo Shows, Portland, ME 1984, 1981

                                                Owen Gallery: Bethel ME  1983

                                                Governor’s Gallery, State House, Augusta, ME 1983

                                                Elliot Gallery: Bath, ME  1978

                                                Hera Gallery: Wakefield, RI 1975

                                                Main Gallery: “Northern Places - Paintings from Norway

                                                and Maine” Art Center, Univ. Rhode Island  1972

                                                Willard Straight Gallery: Cornell Univ. Ithaca, NY                                                                 Granville Gallery:  Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada  1963

                                                 Nova Scotia College of ArtL Halifax, Nova Scotia  1963

                                                Univ. of Wisconsin, “Master’s Exhibit” Madison, WI 1961

                                                Gallerie de le Cite: Paris, France 1960



GROUP EXHIBITIONS          Univ. of New England Art Gallery: “On Island, Women

(SELECTED)                                      Artists of Monhegan” Portland, ME 2007  +

                                                Farnsworth Gallery: “Monhegan, The Artist’s Island”

*  Juried                                              Rockland, ME  Oct. 2004-June 2005

+  Invitational                                    Meridian International Gallery:   “52 Fulbright Artists”

                                                            Washington D.C.  1997  *

                                                Gallery One: “Monhegan Elements” Nobleboro, ME 1997

                                                            Maine State Arts Comission: “Visions of Monhegan”

                                                           Augusta, ME 1996  +                       

                                                Maine Coast Artists Gallery: Portland Museum of Art

                                                            “Skowhegan: 50 Years” Portland, ME  +

                                                Round Top Center for the Arts: “6 Women Artists”

                                                            Monhegan Energy” Damariscotta, ME 1995  +

                                                Babcock Galleries: “The Artist as Native-Images with a

                                                            Sense of Place” New York City, 1993  +

                                                Monmoth Museum: “Maine Painting” New Jersey 1992 +

                                                Maine Coast Artists Gallery & Portland Museum of Art:

                                                            40 Years of Maine Painting”  Portland, ME  1992+

                                                Galeria de El Escenario, San Juan, PR  1991  +

                                                Botello Gallery, Old San Juan, PR  1990  +

                                                Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI 1989  +

                                                Susan Cummins Gallery:  “Small Collages” 

                                                          Mill Valley, CA  1986  +

                                             Walker Art Museum, Bowdoin College: “15 Maine Artists” 

                                                          Brunswick, ME 1984  +

                                              Portland Museum of Art: “Group Show”

                                                     Portland, ME  1984  +

                                              University of Maine Art Gallery:  Orono, ME 1983  +

                                               Art Gallery, Univ. of Southern Maine: Faculty Shows

                                                            Gorham, ME   1980-1986

                                                Barridoff Gallery: Portland, ME  1979-1986

                                                Airport Associates Gallery: Larkspur, CA 1979

                                                Walker Art Museum, Bowdoin College:  “All Maine

                                                            Biennial”  Brunswick, ME  1979  *

                                                Maine Coast Artists Gallery: Rockport, ME 1979  +

                                                SoHo 20 Gallery: “Hera at Soho”   NYC, NY  1976

                                                Woods-Gerry Gallery: RISD, Providence, RI  1976  +

                                                Bristol Art Museum: Bristol, RI  1975  *

                                                Green Mountain Gallery, Soho,  NYC, NY 1974  *

                                                State Academy of Art: “Etchings” Oslo, Norway  1971  +

                                                National Academy of Design: New York City, NY  1968

                                                Maine Gallery: University of Rhode Island, RI 1968

                                                Montreal Museum of Fine Arts: Montreal, Canada  1963*

                                                Dalhousie University: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 1963

                                                Milwaukee Art Center:  “Biennial” Milwaukee, WI  1961*

                                                Munson-Williams-Procter Museum: Utica, NY 1959  *

                                                Everson Art Museum: Syracuse, NY  1958  *


2010 - present
2010 - present
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