Jane Bixby Weller

2014 Distinguished Educator in the Arts Honoree: Jane Bixby Weller

Jane Bixby Weller was educated at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, Illinois and Cooper Union in NYC. After graduating she began a career as a fashion illustrator, producing work for such clients as Marshall Field & Co. and Saks Fifth Ave. Her detailed and colorful watercolors were used by numerous major advertising agencies in the US and abroad and her editorial illustrations appeared in Harpers Bazaar, Vogue, among others. Book illustrations by Weller were used by such notable publishing houses as Bantam Books, Avon, and Harcourt Brace & Co. During her outstanding career, Weller was recognized with numerous awards from the Chicago Art Directors Club, the NY Art Directors Club, and the Society of Illustrators. In 2001 she was included in the Society of Illustrators' exhibit "Woman Illustrators in America" and in the 2010 exhibit "The Line of Fashion." Weller's work is also included in the Society's Permanent Collection. Weller taught at the Parsons School of Design and recently retired after a long and distinguished career as an educator at the Fashion Institute of Technology.