Paradise Found, 1995, pastel on paper, 58 x 49 inches, signed upper left : Monafo 95
Since her fi rst major exhibition at the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum in 1977, Janet Monafo (b. 1940)
has used pastel to create masterful fi gural works, brilliant self-portraits and elaborately choreographed still lifes.
She has been the recipient of numerous honors throughout her career, including awards from the National Academy
of Design, the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Janet’s
induction into the Pastel Society of America’s Hall of Fame in 2002 placed her in the company of such artists
as William Merritt Chase and Mary Cassatt.
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