Jean Miller Harding is a Canadian artist born into an artistic family in the Niagara region of Ontario, Canada.
After receiving an undergraduate degree in science and fine art history, specializing in European masters of the
Renaissance, she entered the Faculty of Medicine program in Medical Art at the University of Toronto. She
graduated with honors and received the highest award for her artwork.
Combining her love of art and an intense interest in the form and functioning of the human body, Jean pursued
a successful career as a freelance commercial medical illustrator in North America for the next 15 years. Jean
has illustrated over 400 magazine covers, worked with National Geographic on a hard-covered book called
“The Incredible Machine”, and helped produce many advertising campaigns for the pharmaceutical industry,
some of which have won international awards.
During this time, she also studied portraiture with John Howard Sanden at the Portrait Institute in New York City
and classical realism in Florence Italy with Maestro Michael John Angel, who was a student of Pietro Annigoni.
In 1988, she received her first commission to paint a portrait and a successful career as a portrait artist was launched.
In 1994 she was invited to participate in an art show in Jakarta, Indonesia, sponsored by the Canadian Embassy.
This prompted the beginning of work in figurative and still life fine art. Jean has studios in Canada and the south of France.
Selected Exhibitions/Group Shows
2007 Figurative Show 2007, Atlanta Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2007 The Figure in Canadian Art (group show), Collectors Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
2007 Cafes, Bars, & Other Diversions (group show), Atlanta Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2007 Bach Variations, with C. Kent, Craig Scott Gallery, Toronto, Cananda
2005 Variations in Realism (group show), Atlanta Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2006 Canada Autrement, with C. Kent, Le Beausset, France
2006 The Best of Realism (group show), Winstanley-Roark Fine Arts, Dennis, MA
2006 The Muse (solo show), Ingram Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2004 Le Suffren, St. Tropez, France
2004 Le Suffren, St. Tropez, France
2004 Greyscale, Group Show, Ingram Gallery
2003 En Terre, with C. Kent, Ingram Gallery
2002 Salon International 2003, International Museum of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art, San Antonio, Texas
2001 Group Show, Capturing the Soul: The Essence of Portrait Art, CIPA, Vancouver
2001 Group Show, Miranda International, California
2000 Millennium Show with Dario Campanile, Miranda Gallery, Aspen, Colorado
2000 Group Juried Show, Varley Museum, Unionville, Ontario
1999 Group Juried Show, Varley Museum, Unionville, Ontario
1997 Solo Show, Pentimento Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1996 Artifacts Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1995 Gallery Taksu, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
1994 Duta Gallery, Jakarta Indonesia
1994 Portrait Group Show, Peterborough, Ontario
1988 RX Club, Group Show, New York
1986 Society of Illustrators, Museum of American Illustration, New York
1986 Galleria l’Agrifoglio Illustrazione, Milan, Italy
Canadian Embassy in Indonesia
Argentinean Embassy in Indonesia
Solo Royal Family, Central Java, Indonesia
International Center for Entrepreneurial Development, Houston, Texas
Guardian Capital Inc., Toronto, Ontario
Cumberland Assets, Toronto, Ontario
Claymore Consortium International, Rhode Island, USA
W4 Group, Toronto, Ontario
Sceptre Investment Counsel Ltd., Canada
“Old Burnside Inn”, Ottawa, Canada
Malaysian Consulate, Ottawa, Canada
Metronet Corporation, Canada
Kwik Kopy Canada Corporation
Clarke & Massey Ltd., Canada
Numerous private collections in Canada, United States and the Orient