Jan Hunt
220 South Academy Street
Janesville, WI 53548

BORN: Morgantown, Indiana

STUDIED: The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

EXHIBITIONS: The Art Institute of Chicago, 79th Exhibit by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity; National Academy of Design, New York City; National Museum of American Art,
Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.;

The Philadelphia Print Club International; Chicago International Art Exposition,
Navy Pier, Chicago; The Illinois Regional Print Show, Northwestern University,
Evanston, Illinois;

Illinois State Fair Professional Art Exhibition, Springfield, Illinois; 37th Illinois lnvitational Contemporary Art Show, Illinois State Museum, Springfield, Illinois.

COLLECTIONS: Illinois State Museum; Standard Oil of Indiana; Dahl-Olsen, Inc., Arlington
Heights, Illinois; Kemper Insurance Company, Long Grove, Illinois; McDonald Corporation, Oakbrook, Illinois; the Governor of Illinois-The Honorable James R. Thompson.

Jan Hunt remembers a very happy childhood in the small town of Morgantown, Indiana, where she was born. After moving to Illinois during her teen-age years and graduating from Kankakee High School, Jan (then known as Juanita Crunk) entered The School of the Art Institute of Chicago as a full time student, majoring in Fine Arts. During the next four years she received at scholarship to pursue painting and drawing as well as to study voice as a result of becoming the first student soloist for the Student's Glee Club, which was one of the recreational pursuits offered to the students at that time. Following her marriage during World War Il and her husband’s return from overseas, Jan devoted her time to her husband three children, and an extended family. She was also a church soloist, a dramatic director of an opera workshop, a librettist for a local composer, an office manager for a greeting card sales office, and an occasional painter. In 1972 as her family responsibilities diminished, Jan re-entered the art Held as a printmaker.

Now, through the elongated traditional process of etching and lithography, Jan feels that she has found her artistic home. She creates luminous hand-colored images that coincide with a wide spectrum of emotional memories, imagination, and moods that attempt to push beyond the boundaries of the readily apparent. The elicited responses range from feelings of serenity or loneliness to vague sensations of apprehension or humorous surprise.

As well as being available in many galleries in the United States, her work is in many private and corporate collections and has been juried into more than fifty shows nationwide.

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