Jane Winkelman

Jane Winkelman (1949–2012) was an American painter. Her paintings are often signed “Jane ‘in vain’ Winkelman.” She is considered an outsider artist.Jane Winkelman was born in 1949 in Long Island, New York. She lived for a time in Miami as well as San Francisco. While in San Francisco, she lived on the edge of homelessness in the Tenderloin distric.Winkelman was introduced to painting at San Francisco’s Hospitality House, a free community arts center. Her work is characterized by vivid colors, fantastic figures, and strong political commentary.They often include text as well as images. Her style has been compared to that of Hieronymous Bosch, Marc Chagall, and Edvard Munch




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