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Partial List of Articles:

Beauty from the Commonplace”
California Today, San Jose News Sunday Magazine, June 10th, 1973, Author Ted Bredt.

“Janet Kruskamp’s America”
Southwest Art, June 1975, Author Janice Lovoos.

A Romantic Display”
San Jose Mercury News Sunday Magazine, July 11th 1976, Author Ted Bredt.

“Painting From Your Own Photos… Another View”
Northlight Magazine, February 1979, Author Janet Kruskamp.

Women Who Make A Difference”
San Jose Magazine, June/July 1979, Author Susan Thomas.

Caring about San Jose
And Capturing It’s Transition On Canvas”

San Jose News, April 1980, Author Wes Peyton.

Famed Artist Turns To Portrait Painting
Los Gatos Weekly, April 25th 1990, Author Leslie Vestrich.

Artist Pursues Cats, Bears Fur good Reason”
Los Gatos Weekly-Times, Jan 8th 1997, Author Shari Kaplan.

Portraits to Products”
Art Expressions, February 2003, Author Robert Sher.


Retired With Honors by Janet Kruskamp
Retired With Honors

Awarded the first Grand Prize of $2500 and the coveted "Andy" Trophy in the 1973 Grand Galleria National Art Competition, Seattle, WA Painting also awarded Purchase Prize and is now in the permanent collection of the

Partial List of Reviews:

Robert Vrinet
International Festival of the Arts
Paris, France 1971

“Janet Kruskamp treats her subjects in a very realistic manner, differentiated from super-realism in that she upholds the elements of classical humanism. She is a realist without the brittleness of a photographer or a poster painter. The deliberate sureness of her style is coupled with a masterly use of color which is both temperate and subtle. Children depicted in soft tones stand before a gray wall animated by grafitti; we see a section of railroad track; a view of the front garden and porch of a frame house is shown in brilliant summer sunlight. One savors the delicate tones of her presentation, full of restraint. If one sought an equivalent of this painting style familiar to French collectors, one might think of those realists led by Henri Cadious, or of painters such as Edith Auffry or Yvel. But, what is most manifest in Janet Kruskamp is the simplicity of her themes, the plain subjects and forms which she employs. Such elements relate her strongly to the American art tradition.”

Deloris Tarzan
Art Critic, Seattle Times
May 28, 1974

"Kruskamp is a realist painter in the old tradition. She excels in details of aging nature and man’s constructions in it (such as old fences, dilapidated chairs, and rusting metal) which have aged so long outdoors they have become a part of it. Her’s is not wild nature. It is the backyard with wildflowers, the orchard at the edge of the lot, the pea patch, the sun scortched hill where cattle graze.

She shifts freely between egg tempera and oils, achieving her finest effect with tempera. Tempera produces enamel like surfaces which will not discolor with age as oils may . . . The white gessoed surface reflecting through the pigment gives luminosity, a quality of glowing light to finished paintings. One feels one can look down into the layers of paint.

Kruskamp makes optimum use of its qualities in studies of light and shadow-bits of dried hay scattered confetti like over a barn floor, the sun reflecting against old metal, or being absorbed into weathered barn boards. Her brand of romantic realism extends even to a study of thistles growing up under rusting railroad tracks, focusing, as many of her studies do, on a common place and often overlooked facet of nature, and showing it to be beautiful."

George Dibble
Art Critic, The Salt Lake Tribune
July 16th, 1978

“…Mirrors are for viewing the present and looking over the shoulder at the past. Janet Kruskamp sees both in her oil and egg tempera paintings at the Springville Art Museum. These are not sentimental accounts of American life distorted by vague recall. Her brush, like a mirror, begins with new and lines up in good perspective a sense of yesterday.

Inspired in part, no doubt, by the recent Bicentennial celebration, the canvases take on the task of finding the utilities that make up a great nation. The Los Gatos, California artist who traveled more than 25,000 miles in search of America, has a perceptive eye and hand.

Her work, in addition to its artistic skill, appeals to concerns that escape any but the most sensitive essayist…”

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