Jenness Cortez

b. 1944



Frankfort, Indiana


Impressionist figure, genre, landscape and equestrian scene painting

Jenness Cortez is a mid-career artist. Born in Indiana, Jenness Cortez began her formal art studies at the age of sixteen under the guidance of noted Dutch painter, Antonius Raemaekers. Cortez further developed her fine arts background as a graduate of the Herron School of Art in Indianapolis and student of Arnold Blanche at the Art Students League of New York.

Sporting Art and Landscape Periods

Like the great horse painters George Stubbs and Frederic Remington, Jenness Cortez is first and foremost a draftsman. Beginning in 1977, and for the next twenty years, she received attention for her sporting paintings and her powerful depictions of the horse.