Jane Ziegler moved to Sarasota in 1947 after a successful career as an actress and music teacher. She began studying painting in 1941 and by 1955 had won many awards, including the gold medal at a Miami Woman’s Club show, the Honeywell Award at the Hoosier Salon in Indianapolis, honorable mentions at the Ringling Museum and the Southeastern Annual at the High Museum in Atlanta.
Born: Lansing, Michigan.
Education: Indianapolis Conservatory of Music; Detroit Conservatory of Music; University of Pittsburg with Phillip Elliott; Pennsylvania College for Women, with Samuel Rosenberg, Professor of Painting, Carnegie Institute; portraiture with Jerry Farnsworth; landscape with Hilton Leech.
Membership: Sarasota Art Association; Florida Artist Group; Clearwater Art Museum; Gulf Coast Art Center; Art League of Manatee County, 1952-56; Florida Federation of Art; Associated Artists of Pittsburg; National Association of Women Artists; Atlanta Art Association.
Exhibits: Sarasota Art Association, Christmas Exhibit, new galleries, Sarasota-Bradenton Airport, December 1947, Street Scene, Out of the Night; Florida Gulf Coast Group, Clearwater Art Museum, 6th Annual, nation wide circuit, July 1947-May 1948, oil, Chicken in the Ruff; Sarasota Art Association, Members Exhibit, January 1948; Florida Gulf Coast Group, sponsorship, Clearwater Art Museum, 7th Annual nation wide circuit, July 1948 to May 1949, oil, Fishnets on the Bayou; Sarasota Art Association, Cain Building, December 1948, oil, Cereus; Sarasota Art Association, Circus Show (Only Circus Art), March 1949, Four Robins Last Rehearsal, Hippopotami; Sarasota Art Association, winter, 1949, Croton Arrangement, Driftwood, Still Life with Marine Influence, Michigan in Winter; Florida Gulf Coast Group, 8th Annual Exhibition, Clearwater Art Museum, on nation wide circuit, July 1949 to May 1950, oil, Hippopotami; Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Sarasota Art Association, 1st Annual Art Review, March 1950, Crees News Stand; Ringling Museum of Art, All Circus Exhibit, March 1950, prize, Winter Quarters, painting chosen for reproduction in Circus Magazine; Florida Federation of Art, 25th Annual, St. Petersburg, November 1952, Miami Women’s Club prize, Driftwood; Gallery On The Circle, St. Armands Key, March 1953; Florida Artist Group, 6th Annual Circuit, Palm Beach Art League, April 1955, The Harbor; Art League of Manatee County, All Members Exhibit, October 1955, 209 Ninth St. W. Bradenton, oil, Pony Boy’s Dream; 9th Southeastern Annual, Atlanta, 1955, special mention; Hoosier Salon, 31st Annual, 1955, Indianapolis, Indiana, prize; Art League of Manatee County, one woman show; National Association of Woman Artists, 1955, Pittsburg Annual; Tampa Art Institute, three woman show, with Laura Lock and Margaret Sturgis, February 1958; Florida Federation of Art, 32nd Annual Exhibition, November 13-28, 1958, Daytona Beach, oil, Fishing Day; Sarasota Art Association, Flowers and Landscape Exhibition, January 1959, Christman in Trujillo; Sarasota Art Association, Members’ Annual Juried Exhibition, February 1960, Progress; Florida State Fair, Tampa, exhibited between, 1956-1962; Florida Federation of Art; Ringling Museum Circus Show; National Academy of Design; Carnegie Museum, Pittsburg; Students’ Art Club, Tampa; Ridge Art Galley, Winter Haven.