The Artist William Martin Jean

Widely acclaimed for his elegant systems-based art, William Martin Jean creates paintings that combine rational, intellectual experience with personal, intuited feeling.

He has always placed formal invention at the service of a greater end – the expression of personal emotion. Yet, he never indulges in adolescent outbursts of uncontrolled angst. Rather, his art comes closer to the sublimity of Buddhist chant or the beauty of a perfect mathematical equation. Most significantly, even after forty years Jean’s artistic production is not diminishing in either quality or quantity. On the contrary, his art is reaching new levels of sublimity and spiritual transcendence, indicating that this compelling story is far from complete.

Artist's Statement

Book Introduction by William H. Robinson from Memory & Metaphor: The Art of William Martin Jean – Past Into Present by Elizabeth McClelland

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