Contact Information:

Janto Studios - By Appointment Only
126 Nelson Ridge Road South
Washington ME 04574
(207) 845-2225

Website: Phyllis Janto @ Downtown Art Gallery



A native of Philadelphia, Phyllis studied design at the Moore Institute of Art. In 1954, she moved to New York City and began sculpting while attending Hunter College, graduating in 1962 with a B.F.A.  Among her teachers were painter William Baziotes (watercolor) and sculptor Tony Smith (graduate design).  In 1965, she graduated from the Pratt Institute with a M.F.A. in Sculpture.  Phyllis is a Fellow of the Pratt, a Fellow of the New York Foundation of the Arts, and a recipient of a NEA Planning Grant. She was also awarded an Artist-In-Residency by the Robert M. MacNamara Foundation, Westport Island, Maine in 2004.

In her work, Phyllis has concentrated mainly on wood sculpture but has also exhibited in pewter, watercolors and monotypes on paper.  Her subjects over the years have varied from "journey" abstract work,  both wall and free-standing, to a series of hand/nature pieces.  Besides indoor pieces, during the 80's she exhibited a number of interactive temporary outdoor sculptures in Maine and the New York City environs. Phyllis has mounted solo shows at Davidson & Daughters, Portland, ME, the Gibbs Library in Washington, ME, and The Waldoboro Window. Group shows included the highly visible "Touchstones" exhibit in Bar Harbor, ME and "Inland Landscapes" at the Maine Governor's State House Gallery, Augusta, ME. Presently Phyllis is making painted wood wall reliefs with color influenced by three trips to India.  These new reliefs can be viewed at or by appointment at her barn gallery in Washington, ME.

Biography of Martin Janto

Galleries and Exhibits

"Time Passing" has been extended until September 9th!


"Homage, Gandule" ~ 1976
Wood relief ~ 30" X 40" X 9"
On Display @ Home Grown Greenhouse, Washington, ME

Work in the Davistown Museum for Sale

Kindred Spirits in Bedrock
Pine 10"w X 11.5"h X 4.5"d

Other Work by the Artist

Split Second/Camden Hills
Painted wood wall relief 18"h X 27"w X 2"d

Earth to Cosmos
Painted wall relief
17"h X 15.5"w X 4"d
Price on Request

Painted wood wall relief
23.5"h X 23.5"w X 2"d
Price on Request

Earth & Water, Fire & Air
(6) part painted wood wall relief 24"h X 72"w X 2"d

Spirit Body
Mahogany & Geode 16"w X 7"h X 3"d


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