Jean Requa Lubin
Born in California, Jean grew up in American Samoa and Juneau, Alaska, where she developed a passion for wildlife and the beauty of nature. “I was so fortunate to enjoy a childhood in such wonderfully exotic and inspiring places.” And the long-lasting influences of these far-away lands are at the heart of her artistic spirit.
Invaluable study with Luke Frazier, Matt Smith and Scott Christensen provided the fundamentals in painting and inspiration that laid the ground work for her impressions of nature and the wild landscapes. Awards and honor followed, from the Scottsdale Artists’ School, plein air festivals and regional and national juried shows.
After nomination into membership at the Salmagundi Club, Jean enjoyed exhibiting in New York City. “Success in New York was exciting and gratifying in a city not known for traditional, representational art and particularly Western Scenes.” But her heart finds expression in the West. Jean’s work, created with painterly realism, is a reflection of her interpretation of the subject, from scenes of rodeo or ranch life to the western landscape and wildlife art – her vision, set down for others to share.
Selection of Jean’s painting “Lush Life”, in the Top 100, Arts for the Parks, 2004, was another milestone, the continued search for excellence and meaning. Most recently Jean was elected into membership in the American Academy of Equine Art in Lexington, Kentucky.