Jane Klesh Butkovsky is an artist and art instructor who resides in Hazleton, Pennsylvania.
Her work has been accepted to numerous national and regional exhibitions in New York City and around the country. Among them the National Academy of Design, Allied Artists of America, The American Artists Professional League, Audubon Artists, The Salmagundi Club and The American Impressionist Society.
Jane is the recipient of several awards such as the Silver Medal of Honor in Oil, Audubon Artists 71st Annual Exhibition NY, NY The Katlan Family Award for Cityscape, Audubon Artists 72nd Annual Exhibition NY, NY, The American Artists Fund Award, The American artists Professional League, 75th Annual Exhibition NY, NY, The Butler Institute of American Art Award, Allied Artists of America, 90th Exhibition NY, NY and the Catherine Lorillard Art Club Award, Salamagundi Club 22nd Annual Exhibition. She is an elected member of Audubon Artists and Allied Artists of America. Jane is listed in Who’s Who in American Art.
She has a rich history of tutorage under some of Americas most renowned artists including Robert Brackman of the Art Students League and Henry Hensche of the Cape School. The influence of these American impressionist artists has led her to focus on the light effect that encompasses the image. “We are all under the same sun and moon, day or night. It is always changing, interesting, and universal. It unites us over time and place. It is the beauty and visual interest of my time and place that I seek to reveal.”
Her approach is the marriage of the personal and expressive power of drawing to the sensuality of paint. Subject matter includes Cityscape, Landscape, Figure, Portrait, and Still life.