About the Artist

Jane Loeffler I took an early interest in art with drawing classes at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln. At Wellesley College I majored in art and art history and studied print-making at the Bottega d’Arte Grafica in Florence. Later, I took up watercolors in my first painting class at the Smithsonian.

More recently, I expanded into acrylics—with “Beach Garden, Hull, MA” among my earliest works to capture the cacophony of color and texture that I see in the everyday landscape (below). Exhibited at The Cosmos Club, it was my first major sale.

My favorite subjects are my own garden and the ocean I see from our beach house.

Academic summary: BA, Wellesley College (Plogsterth Prize in Art History); MCP, Harvard Graduate School of Design; PhD, George Washington University (American Civilization). In addition to making art and art-related items, I am an historian and author of The Architecture of Diplomacy: Building America’s Embassies (2011). I have published scores of articles and reviews on subjects ranging from landscape design to diplomacy and historic preservation and been twice honored by the State Department for my work.

I taught for many years in the Honors College at the University of Maryland, College Park. I have also done design work for numerous DC area schools and non-profits including the Washington Wellesley Club, Wellesley College Friends of Art, The Sheridan School, the NSO, and Levine Music. More about my work is available on this website, including downloads of many publications.

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Jane Loeffler