Jane Freilicher Has Died at 90
Jane Freilicher, a stubbornly independent painter whose brushy, light-saturated still lifes and luminous landscapes set in the marshes of eastern Long Island made her one of the more anomalous figures to emerge from the second generation of Abstract Expressionists, died on Tuesday at her home in Manhattan. She was 90.
Eric Brown, co-owner of the Tibor de Nagy Gallery in Manhattan, which represented her, confirmed her death.
Although Ms. Freilicher (pronounced FRY-licker) studied with Hans Hofmann, the influential teacher and theorist of abstraction, she put her expressionist style of paint-handling and allover approach to the canvas at the service of recognizable images, a course that made her an outsider in an era dominated by abstraction.