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Shirley Jaffe

 (born 1923)
Shirley Jaffe is active/lives in New Jersey / France.  Shirley Jaffe is known for abstract expressionist, geometric painting.

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Shirley Jaffe (1923-)

An abstract painter  and sculptor, she was born in New Jersey, in 1923 and educated at Cooper Union in New York City. In 1949, she moved to Paris, France, with her husband who wanted to study at the Sorbonne.

Starting out under the influence of Abstract Expressionism, she established herself among a circle of American artists living in Paris including Sam Francis, Ellsworth Kelly, and Joan Mitchell.  In the late 1960s, she went to Berlin, Germany and there she made a radical change toward geometry in her painting.  In an interview she said: "I felt that my paintings were being read as landscapes.  And that wasn't my intention. I don't think I was terribly clear about what my intention   ...  Displaying 750 of 1577 characters.

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