Am. 1896 - 1965
(Right - detail)
Jean Liberte emigrated to the United States from Italy in 1900. He graduated from Cooper Union in 1916 and studied at the Art Students League during the 1920's. He went on to teach there from 1945 until his death in 1965. He is noted for his use of casein paint and frequently painted coastal shorelines such as those of Monhegan as can be seen in the paintings on the right.
Liberte's works are included the collections of the Bates College Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art