Janet Fish (b. in Boston, 1938) received a Bachelor of Arts degree at Smith College and a Master of Fine Arts degree at Yale University.
A realist, Fish is well known for her richly executed oil paintings and pastels of glass objects, fruit and flowers.
Fish won the 1993 American Artist Achievement Award/Oils; an Australian Council for the Arts grant to travel and lecture in Australia in 1975; MacDowell Colony Fellowships in 1968, 1969 and 1972 and the Harris Award, Chicago Biennale 1974.
Fish thinks of herself as a "painterly realist," primarily interested in light, atmosphere, motion and lush, saturated color. Motion and energy pervade Fish's compositions.
Janet Fish works in her studios in New York City and Middletown Springs, Vermont.