About the Artist
One of the most celebrated artists of her generation, Joan Snyder was born in New Jersey in 1940. She received her A.B. from Douglass College in 1962 and her M.F.A. from Rutgers University.
Lance Esplund, art critic for the Wall Street Journal, writes of Joan Snyder: “The functions of Ms. Snyder’s art, first and foremost, are to further the tradition of painting and to explore the most serious aspects of the human condition; to connect us not only to one another and to nature but to ancient rites and myths. She reminds us that no matter how modern and civilized we are, art can still be raw, primitive and talismanic. Without apologies or decorum, Ms. Snyder’s work awakens all of the things still wild within us.” Read the full article here.
Joan Snyder’s work has been included in Whitney Biennials (1973, 1981) as well as the Corcoran Biennial in 1975. Her works may be found in many public collections, including the The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Guggenheim, The Jewish Museum, The Phillips Collection, and The High Museum of Art. Joan Snyder exhibited for years at Boston’s Nielsen Gallery.