(1920 - 1998)
Claire Fejes was active/lived in Alaska. Claire Fejes is known for domestic genre-figure-Inuit, sculptor.
Biography Claire Fejes
Painter and sculptor Claire Fejes is a regionalist artist of Alaska, and is one of Fairbanks's most popular painters. She is especially noteworthy as one of the rare female voices reflecting the woman's side of Arctic society.
Born in New York, Fejes grew up in Greenwich Village and received her early art training at the Art Students League and the Newark Museum. Her sculpture instructors Jose de Creeft, Aaron Goodleman, and Saul Baizarman had significant influence on her style.
Her early works were carvings in wood and stone, but after settling in Fairbanks she abandoned sculpture and began drawing and painting the Native people of the community. From this developed a desire to visit outlying Eskimo villages and observe thei
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