Jean Frances Schonwalter Biography

Jean Frances Schonwalter

American

1919-1998

Biography

Jean Frances Schonwalter was born on April 22, 1919,  in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She attended Moore College of Art and Design, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, studying painting, printmaking, and sculpture. She later taught at the Newark School of Fine Arts. Exhibitions include: LOC; NJ State Mus. Exh.; Boston Mus. Exh.; Butler Inst. Art, Youngstown, OH; NAD; Schoneman Gals., NYC, 1970s. Awards: Pennypacker Prize for graphics, SAGA, 1966; purchase prize, NJ State Mus., 1967; first prize & medal of honor for graphic, NAWA, 1971. She was a member of Artists Equity Assn. NJ; SAGA; New Jersey AA; NAWA. Collections: PMA; NJ State Mus., Trenton; BM; Slater Mus., Norwich, CT; NYPL. Commissions: two paintings of Temple B'Nai Jeshurun, NJ.

Schonwalter died in West Orange, New Jersey on June 13, 1998.