Fish, Janet

Janet Fish was born in 1938 in Boston. Her grandfather, Clark Voorhees was an American Impressionist, her father an art history teacher, and her mother, Florence Whistler Fish, a sculptor and potter. Janet Fish studied sculpture and printmaking at Smith College and Skowhegan Summer School. She was one of the first women artists to receive her MFA from Yale University in 1963.
Fish received her first one-woman exhibition in 1971 where her work sold out before the opening, and during the next several years became an established New York artist. Her exhibitions include: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1972 and 1974; The Whitney Museum of American Art, 1973; Brooklyn Museum, 1976; Isetan Museum, Tokyo, 1985, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C., 1991, The American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1994. She was also included in “Making Their Mark: Women Artists Move into the Mainstream,” Cincinnati Art Museum, 1989. Her works appear in the collections of The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Dallas Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and The Whitney Museum of American Art.