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Jane Tuckerman
About the Artist

Jane Tuckerman was born in 1947 and grew up on a farm in Westport, Massachusetts, located near the ocean in the southern part of the state. She studied photography at the Art Institute of Boston and the Rhode Island School of Design, where she earned a Master of Fine Arts degree. There she studied with well-known photographers Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind, who helped shape her ideas about photography.

Tuckerman's work has been featured in numerous national and international exhibitions and is represented in museum collections across the country. She has received many fellowships and grants, including the National Endowment for the Arts' Visual Artists Grant in 1985. In 1987, she was selected to be Visiting Artist to the American Academy in Rome.

Tuckerman has taught photography for the past 22 years at a number of institutions. She is currently at Harvard University, where she was head of the photography department for several years. She is also associate professor of photography at the Art Institute of Boston.

With her husband, photographer Christopher James, Tuckerman traveled to India in 1985 to photograph death rituals, an experience she considers important to her artwork. She also paints and makes sculpture. At times she combines her photographs with these other art forms.

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