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Janet Fish: Master Screenprints from Stewart & Stewart

Janet Fish: Master Screenprints from Stewart & Stewart

This online viewing room titled Janet Fish: Master Screenprints from Stewart & Stewart includes all ten editioned prints the artist created in residence at the Stewart & Stewart print workshop in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, between 1991-1996, including a fine art print commission for the Detroit Institute of Arts in 1996 titled Treille. These ten screenprints are especially important as they incorporate the exclusive use of transparent inks, which provided the artist a vast range of achieved colors much like those Fish has masterfully used in her watercolor paintings. As author of The Prints of Janet Fish–A Catalogue Raisonné (1997), Linda Konheim Kramer observed: “Fish harbored a prejudice against screenprinting because of its history as a reproductive medium, and did not like the look of the flat, opaque colors usually associated with it. Norman Stewart, a master printer and an artist, convinced her to try the method of screenprinting he had devised, which utilizes transparent inks that offer a wide range of color possibilities and eliminates the heavy surface she found displeasing.” For each of these ten screenprints, Janet Fish created all the progressive color separations after much color testing between each transparent color printing.

Image Credit:

Janet Fish, Leyden

Fish paints, consciously or unconsciously, for the centuries. It’s an act of courage, and faith. Fish’s work demonstrates an abiding penchant for life, an energy of soul, and a generosity of spirit. And these things, we instinctively understand, are still “good.” Fish has, very simply, flavored and colored the world. Life emerges, in her hands, as a vision – but never a dream.

A quote from Gerrit Henry, in Janet Fish, 1987

Janet Fish

Leyden

1991

sh: 28.5” x 41”

12-color screenprint

© Janet Fish 1991 Photo © StewartStewart.com 1991

ed: 44 (rare)

$12,000

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Janet Fish

Butterfly Wings

1991

sh: 21.75” x 29.75”

12-color screenprint

© Janet Fish 1991 Photo © StewartStewart.com 1991

ed: 61

$3,000

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Janet Fish at Stewart & Stewart. Photo © StewartStewart.com 1996

Janet Fish

Bananas

1991

sh: 21.75” x 29.75”

13-color screenprint

© Janet Fish 1991 Photo © StewartStewart.com 1991

ed: 59

$2,500

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Janet Fish

Rose Bowl

1992

sh: 21.75” x 29.75”

12-color screenprint

© Janet Fish 1992 Photo © StewartStewart.com 1992

ed: 60

$2,500

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Janet Fish at Stewart & Stewart. Photo © StewartStewart.com 1994

Janet Fish

Cerises

1992

34” x 28.5”

12-color screenprint

© Janet Fish 1992 Photo © StewartStewart.com 1992

ed: 60 (rare)

$12,000

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Janet Fish

Waimea

1993

sh: 41” x 28.5”

13-color screenprint

© Janet Fish 1993 Photo © StewartStewart.com 1993

ed: 44 (rare)

$12,500

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Janet Fish at Stewart & Stewart. Photo © StewartStewart.com 1995

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A.M.

Janet Fish

1995

sh: 28.5” x 41”

16-color screenprint

© Janet Fish 1994 Photo © StewartStewart.com 1994

ed: 60

$4,000

Janet Fish

Daffodils

1995

sh: 41” x 28.5”

13-color screenprint

© Janet Fish 1995 Photo © StewartStewart.com 1995

ed: 58

$3,500

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Janet Fish

Treille

1996

sh: 29.75” x 21.75”

11-color screenprint

© Janet Fish 1996 Photo © StewartStewart.com 1996

ed: 60

$3,000

Janet Fish

Ordering Spring

1996

sh: 28.5” x 41”

15-color screenprint

© Janet Fish 1996 Photo © StewartStewart.com 1996

ed: 63

$3,000

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Janet Fish is a realist painter, best known for her still lifes of familiar and everyday objects like fruit, flowers, and glassware, which she sources from her home, travels, and flea markets. For Fish, however, the central subjects of her works are not the discrete objects, but the effects of light and “the complex relationship of color and form from one area of the painting to another. Eventually everything is intertwined.” The artist sometimes spends entire days creating arrangements of objects in different light to paint. She attributes her attraction to vivid color to time spent in Bermuda as a child. As a graduate student at Yale, Fish studied color theory with Josef Albers, and was particularly influenced by the works of Fairfield Porter and Alex Katz.

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