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Jessie Homer French

Born in 1940, New York City, United States

Lives and works in Mountain Center, United States, Palm Desert, United States


Jessie Homer French’s small-scale landscape paintings combine realism and mysticism to create narrative scenes of life, death and nature. The self-taught artist depicts dark realities of life in rural California – fires, funerals, fault lines – in bright and saturated tones, appropriating a flattened perspective reminist of French Riviera postcards or American pastoral painting tradition. A self-proclaimed “regional narrative painter”, Homer French paints with bittersweetness through content and...Read more