Meet Jan Wilken
You may remember Jan Wilken from my story featured in Flapper Press, Works of Art in Jefferson Parish. I reached out to Jan and asked her if she created any paintings during the pandemic that I could share. Without delay, she said yes!
When I asked Jan how long she had been painting, “oh, all of my life” was her response. She started studying art with John McCrady in the early ’60s. (A Louisiana painter and print-maker, and has been referred to as the most important New Orleans artist of the 1930s and 1940s. Featured in articles in Newsweek, Time, and Life magazines. In 1939, he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to document the faith and lives of African Americans in the South. Resource: www.thejohnsoncollection.org/john-mccrady ) Jan is a member and founder of the Jefferson Art Guild
If you are interested in her work, you can contact Jan Wilken through her website: http://www.janwilkenart.com/ or email: firstname.lastname@example.org