Jo Ann Rothschild: An Important Day

Exhibition Dates: September 30 - October 25, 2014

Reception: October 2, 6 - 8 pm

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“My paintings can be slow to see and slow to make. They depend on the interaction between the formality of the rectangle and the richness of oil paint. I look for consonance between what I feel and what I see. All current work is named for the date completed. The Painting An Important Day was finished on 6/26/2013, the day that the Supreme Court declared the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional.”

Jo Ann Rothschild is an abstract painter. She lives and works in Boston. She is the first recipient of the Maud Morgan Purchase Prize of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and a recipient of a Grant in Painting from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Pubic Collections besides the BMFA include: The Fogg, DeCordova and Rose Museums and the Taller Graphico in Havana.

Rothschild has been included in exhibitions at The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, The Rose Museum, The Drawing Center and the Painting Center both in New York, and the Taller Graphico. She has also shown in Chicago, as well as multiple cities in Cuba and Germany. Her first retrospective was at Gallery Imago in the National Theatre Building in Havana.

Her first teacher was Leo Garel. She studied painting with Pat Adams at Bennington College. Her MFA is from the joint program of the Boston Museum School and Tufts University. Her masters thesis concentrated on the Fra Angelico fresco cycle in San Marco in Florence. Rothschild founded the Art Program at The Pine Street Inn, the largest homeless shelter in New England. For additional information including exhibitions, bibliography and history, visit:

View Catalogue: Jo Ann Rothschild Catalogue.pdf