Jean Wagner was born in Newark, New Jersey and lived in New Jersey for her early years. At the age of 8, Jean took art lessons at the Montclair Art Museum.
Jean moved to Centerport over 60 years ago to raise her family and continued to create art here on Long Island. Jean's paintings reflect a distinctive style of harmonious colors and bold shapes. Her brush strokes are efficient and very effective. Picasso's statement that "the fewer the lines the more important each line" is certainly true for Jean's works.
Jean is currently an active member of the Art League of Long Island where she has served as past chairman of it's board. She has had numerous exhibits that featured her watercolors, mono-types, figure studies, drawings and acrylic paintings. Jean still resides in Centerport and enjoys playing bridge, golf, gardening, swimming and taking life-drawing classes at the Art League.