October 04 2016

Acclaimed Landscape Artist to Exhibit Work at Lyme

Image of Jan DilenschneiderJan Dilenschneider is recently back from showcasing her paintings at prominent art fairs in Paris and Monaco, where her work was universally praised.

Jan Dilenschneider, a landscape artist who is just back to the U.S. from exhibitions in Paris and Monaco, will exhibit 20 of her recent works in a major exhibition on the Old Lyme campus of Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts of the University of New Haven.

“The 4th Dimension” will open on Friday, Oct. 7, in the College’s 19th century federal-style Sill House. A reception with the artist will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibit is part of Lyme Academy College’s Center for Arts Programming fall series and will be on display through Nov. 12. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“We at Lyme Academy College are very proud to be exhibiting Jan’s exquisite paintings,” said Todd Jokl, campus dean. “Her sensitivity to the lushness, the colors and the movements of the landscape at a certain moment both reminds us of those great painters who first memorialized the Old Lyme area and also looks beyond the moment she captures so imaginatively the timeless qualities of light and color.”

In Paris and Monaco, Dilenschneider’s landscape paintings met with critical acclaim. She was the only living American artist who had her work displayed at the recent European Art Fair in Monaco.

“We are quite honored and pleased to host an artist with such an extensive international exhibition record,” said Marguerite d’Aprile, director of the Center for Arts Programming at Lyme Academy College.“Ms. Dilenschneider’s paintings, in both subject and color, breathe life into her landscape canvases.”

Hamburg Cove; oil on canvas; 36x36 inches

In An Ideal Marriage of Art and Place

Dilenschneider’s vibrant landscape paintings, inspired by a passionate confluence of impressionist and expressionist styles, speak precisely to the Old Lyme landscape that gave birth to American Impressionism.

Old Lyme’s idyllic setting continues to be as appealing to artists today as it was when viewed over a century ago by Barbizon School painter Henry Ward Ranger, who called it a “landscape waiting to be painted.” The landscape of Long Island Sound outside Dilenschneider’s studio windows in Darien, Conn., provided a similar inspiration for Dilenschneider’s work.

Dilenschneider will be giving a talk on Thursday, Oct. 27 (reception 6 to 7 pm; lecture at 7 p.m.). The talk is open to the public ($15 per person) and seating is limited. Reservations must be made by contacting Kristen Brady at 860-434-3571 ext. 121

The “The 4th Dimension” exhibition and Jan Dilenschneider’s gallery talk are highlights of the fall schedule of the Center for Arts Programming.

For more information about the fall schedule of classes, lectures, film screenings and special exhibitions, visit

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