Janice Simon is an Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Georgia, Lamar School of Art, where her teaching focus is on the art of the United States from colonial times through World War II. She received her M.A and Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Michigan. Professor Simon has taught a wide variety of subjects related to American art on both the undergraduate and graduate levels including American landscape painting. She has been honored with numerous teaching awards including the University of Georgia’s most prestigious distinction, the Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professorship. She has contributed to many art publications and periodicals including, Crossroads in American Impressionism at the Turn of the Century, and Classical Ground: Mid-Nineteenth Century American Painters and the Italian Encounter. She is currently working on a book on the image of the forest interior in American art. She looks forward to delving in to the rich history and dramatic works of some of Maine’s most famous artists, including three generations of the Wyeth family, Winslow Homer, Frederic Church and Thomas Cole.