Jan Groover (April 24, 1943 – January 1, 2012) was an American photographer. She was widely celebrated as pivotal figure in late-twentieth century photography, and received numerous one-person shows, including at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
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Born 24 April 1943. Groover studied painting at the Pratt Institute, New York City, New York, from 1961 to 1965. She began taking photographs in 1967 and has been a freelance photographer in New York City, New York, since 1971. From 1970 to 1973, Groover was an instructor at the University of Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut. In 1972, she gave up painting to pursue photography full-time, and in 1973, she moved permanently to New York City, New York. Groover began to concentrate on photographing still life in 1978. Since 1979, Groover has taught at the State University of New York at Purchase.
Artist, Teacher, Painter, Photographer
Jan Groover
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