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Jayne E. Dwyer

jayne dwyer artworkNew Hampshire artist Jayne E. Dwyer died in Portsmouth on December 31, 2006 at age 78. The Nashua native received her undergraduate degree at the Massachusetts College of Art in 1954 and her masters in Fine Arts from The Maryland Institute of the College of Art in 1970.

Dwyer taught art from kindergarten through university levels in NH for 18 years, and also gave private classes. She was a long-time member of the NH Art Association, garnering nine consecutive awards in their annual show in the 1970s.

She organized the NH Art Association traveling exhibition Art in New Hampshire , and Prescott Park Arts Festival classes in the visual arts for children. She conceived, designed and acted in the national award-winning TV series for children, Art At Your Fingertips , produced by NH Public Television in 1962 and 1963. The series was broadcast nationally.

In 1980 her work was featured at the Currier Museum of Art in a one-woman show entitled Jayne Dwyer/Drawings . Her work was included in the 1979 exhibition New England Drawing at the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, MA. From 1979 to 1981 her work was shown as part of the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition of American Drawings. She completed two commissioned Percent for Art projects for the State of NH. Wentworth Wonder #2 , 1980 is at the NH Technical Institute in Laconia , and Winter Stillness, 1984 can be found in Room 212A at the New Hampshire State House in Concord.

Photo: Wentworth Wonder #2, 1980, Pencil 24”x16” by Jayne Dwyer

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