|Biography from Martin-Zambito Fine Art:|
|Raised in the Utopian Society of Home, Washington, Virna Haffer was one
of the most original artists active in the Pacific
Northwest. A musician as well as a painter and printmaker,
Haffer turned to photography in the mid-1920’s. She was a member
of the Seattle Camera Club and became internationally famous for her
photography, especially in the field of Photograms.|
In the field of Photography, her work is in the permanent Collections
of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC; Addison Gallery of American
Art, Andover, MA; the Seattle Art Museum; Tacoma Art Museum; Washington
State Historical Museum of Art; and Tacoma Public
She is the author of Making Photograms: The Creative Process of Painting with Light. Hastings House Publishers, 1969.
Haffer is referenced in:
The World Book Encyclopedia of Photography, Vol. 9-10
Women Pioneers in the First Hundred Years of Photography by Martin W. Sandler, 2002.
A History of Women Photographers by Naomi Rosenblum.
The Hidden World Of Virna Haffer, Washington State Historical Society, 1985
SELECT SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1960
Museum of Science & Industry, Los Angeles, 1964
Pacific Lutheran University, 1966
New York Camera Club, 1967
Museum of Contemporary Arts & Crafts, NYC, 1968
Expo 71, Chicago
University of Puget Sound, 1972
SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Frederick & Nelson Salon, Seattle, 1924-25
Seattle Camera Club, 1929
First Annual National Photographic Salon for Women, Philadelphia, 1937
Seattle Photographic Society, Seattle Art Museum
Pittsburgh International Salons
International salons including London, NYC, Hong Kong, Chicago and others.
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