Jan Baltzell

Jan Baltzell received her BFA from the Philadelphia College of Art, and her MFA from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. She has exhibited nationally, received fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and been an instructor or visiting professor at the Art Institute of Philadelphia, Towson State University and Drexel University, among others.


2015-4” (2015), oil on Mylar, 32 3/4 x 41 1/2


“2015-12” (2015), oil on Mylar, 37 x 47

Jan’s painterly abstractions display a master’s control of contrasting markmaking that transends the viewers conventional vocabulary. Her work is included in the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C. She is represented by Schmidt Dean Gallery in Philadelphia.

Jan teaches courses in Still Life Painting and beginning, intermediate and advanced drawing and acts as a Critic in the Certificate/BFA, Post Bacc, and MFA programs at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She is represented by Schmidt Dean Gallery in Philadelphia.