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Painting light and atmosphere is the essence of my work. The love of nature compels me to work out of doors in all seasons and weather. To express that moment in time, the mood and light that has brought me to this particular subject, is what I hope to achieve as a painter.

     To paint a subject is to know it intimately, to recall your experience, the lay of the land, the temperature, sounds, all that is visual and sensory.

 — Jean Brinton Jaecks


Jean Brinton Jaecks is a plein air landscape painter. She received her MFA from George Washington University and a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art. She also studied at the Cape Cod School of Art with Henry Hensche. She was a recipient of The Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists in Brittany, France.  Jean teaches plein air painting on the Amalfi Coast in the summer as well as Sonoma, Cape Ann, San Diego, and Chadds Ford, Pa.  She is also been an adjunct professor for St. John’s College in Annapolis for twenty years, the Corcoran College of Art and Design, US Botanic Garden, Anne Arundel Community College and the Paca Garden.  Her paintings have exhibited in Maori and Vietri sul Mare, Italy;  the Rocherfort-en-Terre Museum in Brittany, France; Corcoran Museum of Art; the National Arts Club; the Central Park Boathouse in New York City; the National Adirondack Exhibit of American Watercolors; the McKissick Museum, Columbia, S.C; and the Heritage Museum, Talladega, Alabama.

      In July 2006 Jean was invited to demo a large scale watercolor painting at the grand reopening of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.



MFA, George Washington University

BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

Scholarship, James Young Memorial Prize for Excellence

Cape Cod School of Art, Plein Air Painting


The Alfred and Trafford Klots International

Program for Aritsts


1996 – 2016 St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD

2009 – 2014 Amalfi Coast Music and Arts Festival, Italy

2000- 2015 Corcoran College of Art and Design

2000 – present US Botanic Garden

Smithsonian American Art Museum

National Arboretum


Corcoran Museum of Art

Maori, Italy

Vietri sul Mare, Italy

Rochefort-en-Terre Museum, Brittany, France

National Arts Club, NYC

National Adirondack Exhibit of American Watercolors

McKissick Museum, Columbia, SC

Heritage Museum, Taladega, Alabama

Mitchell Art Gallery, St. John’s College

Dimock Gallery, George Washington University

Decker Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art

Chaney Gallery, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Strathmore Hall, Rockville, Maryland

Washington Society of Landscape Painters


Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club - Artist Member

Washington Society of Landscape Painters

Baltimore Watercolor Society - Life Member

Mid Atlantic Plein Air Painters - Signature Member









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