Florida Artists Group

  Area VI Member

Jean Wagner Troemel — Painter

Jean Wagner Troemel

Don Pedro Menendez
de Aviles

Jean Troemel

Aviles Street 24x36

 Jean Troemel
Jean Troemel

The Pond 12x16

Jean Troemel

Uprising In Cairo 16x20

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Jean's Bio:


 Jean Wagner (Willhite) Troemel, at the age of three, knew that she want to be an artist. She studied with famous teachers in West Palm Beach, Norton Gallery of Art, later in Washington and New York at the Art Students League, National Academy of Design and privately with M.A. Rasco. Later she studied at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque where she had a studio in Old Town. While in Los Alamos, New Mexico she was an assistant engineer in 1947 and 1948 in the drafting department with the University of California. She returned to Florida where she founded the Ridge Art Association in 1950 in Winterhaven. Moving to Jacksonville and St. Augustine, she established P.A.S.T.A. Gallery which revived vital
interest in art and the First Friday Art Walks. She taught art for 25 years and became a member of FLAG in 1954, served as President in 1975, 1976 and 1996. Troemel is a Fellow with the Royal Society of Art London, listed in the World's Who's Who of Women for the past 15 years. She is represented in private and public collections. A versatile artist, she specializes in portraiture and in 2012 gave the City of St. Augustine a life-sized painting of their founder Pedro Menendez de Aviles.

Exhibitions and Awards:

Troemel exhibits widely and has shown her work at the
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL
The Sarasota Art Association, Sarasota, FL
The Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
The Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, FL
Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL
The Jacksonville Art Museum, Jacksonville, FL
Stetson University, DeLand, FL
The New Mexico Art Museum, Santa Fe, NM
The Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
The Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
The Dallas Art Museum, Dallas, TX
The St. Augustine Art Association, St. Augustine, FL
Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL

She has been recognized with major awards from the following organizations:

Ringling Art Museum
Florida Federation of Art
Florida Artists Group
Palm Beach Art League
AT&T Arts-Mania Jacksonville FL
Sarasota Art Association
Four Arts Society
Tampa State Fair
St. Augustine Art Association


International Minerals Corp., Libby Owens; Artinian Collection of Self Portraits; Barnett Bank of St. Augustine; Ira Koger Collection; Cathedral-Basilica of St. Augustine; Greyhound Corp.; Sarasota Art Association; North Florida Community College; Putnam County Historical Museum; Hall of Fame - National Ski Museum; Palm Beach Art League; St. Augustine Art Association; U.S. Air Force Museum Collection; Barnett Bank of S. W. Florida; Flagler College: Lightner Museum; Florida National Guard; Florida House, Washington, D.C.; Museum of Arts and Sciences, Daytona; "Coast to Coast", Florida Contemporary Landscapes; Organizer and Director of P.A.St.A Fine Arts Gallery since 1984; Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce; Lake Region Country Club, Winter Haven; “Asia” collection of paintings exhibited in five cities; private collections.


Video Interview with Jean in 2012 at The Symposium in Sarasota Florida — Please Click Here To watch on Youtube or view below