Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice
There are currently no items available for purchase in this Department. Search our Auction Archives below to find item values.

Myrtle Jean MacLane (American, 1878-1964)


Also known as:  Johansen, Jean Myrtle MacLane; Johansen, Myrtle Jean; MacLane, Jean; MacLane, Jean Myrtle, Miss; McLane, Myrtle Jean

Birth Place: Chicago (Cook county, Illinois, United States)

Noted for her Expressionist portraits of women and children, Jean MacLane studied figure painting with John Vanderpoel at the Art Institute of Chicago, Frank Duveneck in Cincinnati, and William Merritt Chase in New York. Together with her husband, the artist John C. Johansen, MacLane helped found the National Foundation of Portrait Painters in 1912, the same year that she was elected associate member of the National Academy of Design. MacLane's signature motifs include lithe, undulating female bodies, often positioned in friezes or from behind; sharp, moody lighting heightening a palette of earth tones; and abstracted reflections in pools of water.

For a commissioned, multi-artist portrait of the Allied leaders from World War I, now hanging in the National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C., MacLane painted the only female subject, Queen Elisabeth of Belgium. Her paintings can also be seen at the Art Institute of Chicago; San Antonio Museum of Art; and Toledo Museum of Art.

Read More

Filters (4)
Save "Myrtle Jean MacLane" to My Wantlist Free Appraisal

How do you know what's valuable?

Our Art Value Guide provides free information about how to value your Myrtle Jean MacLane Artwork.

Get Notified of New Matches Create a Wantlist for "Myrtle Jean MacLane"
Create Wantlist
Have Myrtle Jean MacLane Artwork to sell? Ask about cash advances.
Free Appraisal

Myrtle Jean MacLane Original Art sold at auction

GREEN indicates a winning bid. RED indicates a losing bid.
GREEN indicates your reserve is met. RED indicates your reserve is not met.
GREEN indicates a winning bid or that your reserve is met. RED indicates a losing bid or that your reserve is not met.
Results per page: 24 48 72