contemporary printmaker and visual artist
Born 1945, Paiute/ Pit River, Jean LaMarr is the founder of the Native American Graphic Workshop, a creative teaching space and fine print studio of Jean LaMarr.
Originally Jean LaMarr studied electrical and mechanical drafting at Philco-Ford
Technical Institute in Santa Clara, California while she majored in art at San Jose City College (1970-1973) and at UC Berkeley (1973-1976).
From 1987 – 1991, Jean was a printmaking instructor at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This was preceded by her appointment to Artist-in- Residence by the California Arts Council at Lassen College in Susanville, California.
An active artist, her exhibitions are many and span the United States and Germany. Her work was included in an exhibition touring the US titled "Committed to Print", initiated by the Museum of Modern Art in New York. She also designs and creates beadwork, winning a blue ribbon for an example exhibited at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona in 1980.