Jenne (Chavaz) Magafan
(1916 - 1952)
Jenne (Chavaz) Magafan was active/lived in Colorado, New York. Jenne Magafan is known for western landscape, genre and animal easel and mural painting.
Biography Jenne (Chavaz) Magafan
Jenne Chavez Magafan
(1916, Chicago IL-1952, Albany NY)
Achieving national renown as a mural and easel painter, Jenne Magafan spent the early part of her life in Colorado. However, in the 1930s, she was in northeast Nebraska where she created a post-office mural for the town of Albion. Jenne was then living in Denver with her parents and twin sister, Ethel, who like Jenne was receiving much attention for her artistic abilities and who also was becoming involved in a mural project in Nebraska.
The Magafan sisters were born in Chicago in 1920 to Julia Bronik Magafan, of Polish ancestry, and Petros (Peter) Magafan, a Greek immigrant. Due to his health concerns, the family relocated shortly after the birth of the girls to Co
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