Jan Bennicoff, artist, writer, and classically trained soprano, received a B.A. in drawing and painting from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her work focuses on watercolor, egg tempera, oils, alkyds, artist trading cards, and wire wrapped and beaded jewelry. Well rounded in the arts, she also has a B.M. in vocal education from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point as well as graduate credits in vocal performance from the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Bennicoff got her start writing and illustrating for the Outpost Exchange, a natural food publication in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
After moving to New Hampshire, the Nashua Telegraph, the southwestern New Hampshire newspaper, utilized her talents as a writer, photographer and artist. Bennicoff wrote and illustrated a weekly food column as well as a cookbook review and who’s who column.
As a critic, her byline appeared on weekly music, dance and theatre previews and reviews. Bennicoff wrote and illustrated for Today’s Woman Magazine in Springfield for three years.
Presently a member of the Springfield Visual Arts Alliance, Bennicoff writes SVAA’s newsletter Previously she served as exhibits director and president. Bennicoff is also a member of the Table Rock Art Guild.