Victoria Jenssen

1668 Whiteside Road       Whiteside, Cape Breton    Nova Scotia   B0E 1J0  CANADA

Vicki with Janeway tile

Before researching the career of Carol Janeway (1913-1989), I have had several careers. I was a career archaeological/objects  conservator, a graduate of the NYU Institute of Fine Arts, Conservation Center, working primarily with waterlogged organics at Parks Canada’a Conservation Division. My undergraduate degree was from NYU: Classics-Art History. I worked on excavations in Turkey and Greece.  I taught art history at Simon’s Rock of Bard College for 5 years. I worked on George Douglass’ armor and medieval art collection. Painting and printmaking, one year at NSCAD (Nova Scotia College of Art & Design). Skiing, golf, dog. There are three children, Erika, Lucy and Peter, and my husband Jim Collins who have survived the book.

My next website, if not book, will be devoted to the tile decorating studios of Manhattan of the 1940’s, a natural offshoot of studying Janeway’s career.