Claire van Vliet
Claire Van Vliet (b. 1933) was born in Ottawa, Canada. Van Vliet received her BA from San Diego State College and her MFA from Claremont Graduate School. She founded the Janus Press in San Diego, California in 1955, later moving her business with her to Newark, Vermont, where she continues to live. At Janus Press, Van Vliet has published books and created watercolors, prints, and other works on paper based on the Vermont landscape. She has been awarded the MacArthur Fellowship and two honorary doctorates from the University of Arts in Philadelphia and San Diego State University.