1898, Leeuwarden 1898 – 1994, Almen, Netherlands
Although mainly a painter, Jeanne Oosting was also very keen on exploring a variety of printing techniques, namely etching and lithography. In these artistic practices she made particular innovative progress. A dedicated artist, her general style could be described as Post-Impressionist, although she largely went her own way. Between 1929 and 1940 the artist lived in Paris, where she enjoyed the inspiring artistic atmosphere. Although the artist would continue to paint in a figurative manner, at times, Oosting would simplify her subject to its most basic properties, creating intimate and unique settings.
Besides painting, Oosting was an enthusiastic art collector. Furthermore, Oosting received many awards for her work that include: Bronze medale of the city Parijs/Expo exhibition,1937; Friesian artist prize, 1947; 2nd watercolour prize of the Dutch Bible association, 1949; Honorary prize of the city of Middleburg, NL, for a series of etsches relating to the Dutch water catastrophy of 1953, 1954; 1e prize International peaceprize for a series of war etschings, 1954; Biennale Sao Paulo, 1957; Saigon: 1st prize international art exhibition, 1963; Knighted into the order of Orange-Nassau (Ridder orde van Oranje-Nassau), 1968.
Other collections include: Haags Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag, NL; Centraal Museum, Utrecht, NL; Singer Museum, Laren, NL; Rijkscollectie, NL; Museum Henriette Polak, Zutphen, NL; Museum de Wieger, Deuren, NL, Kunstcollectie Friesland Bank, Leeuwarden, NL; TNT Post Kunstcollectie, Den Haag, NL