Jan Müller (1922 – 1958) was a New York Figurative Expressionist of the 1950s.
In 1933 his family fled the Nazis to Prague, and later to Bex-les-Bains, Switzerland; there he experienced the first of several attacks of rheumatic fever. He visited Paris in 1938 and two years later was apprehended and interned in a camp near Lyon. Shortly after the fall of Paris, Müller was released, at which time he moved to Ornaisons, near Narbonne. Following an unsuccessful attempt to escape to the United States from Marseille, he was able to cross the border into Spain in 1941 and proceed via Portugal to New York.
Jan Müller began to study art in 1945. He attended the Art Students League of New York for six months and the hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts for five years.
He became a US citizen in 1957.
Jan Müller died on January 29, 1958, at the age of thirty-six, in New York.
Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC
Museum of Modern Art, NYC
Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA