Artist of the moment……..Shirley Jaffe

 

Shirley Jaffe is an American painter renown for abstract hard edged painting style. Shirley Jaffe was born in New Jersey in the year 1923. Jaffe is a painter, printmaker, and also has worked with stained glass.

Jaffe attended Cooper Union College located in New York City.

In 1949 she moved with her husband to France. Her husband was an artist and wanted to attend the Sorbonne located in Paris, France.

Here we visit a show featuring Jaffe and other abstract painters. A wonderful piece by Jaffe is shown at 1:55 in the clip. Another work is shown at the 6:10 mark of the clip:

Once in France she became familiar with other Abstract Expressionist painters including Joan Mitchell and Ellsworth Kelly.

Jaffe received a grant and was able to study in Berlin, Germany for one year.

In this clip we visit a show featuring Shirley Jaffe from 2008:

The artist is still based out of France but returns to the States periodically for shows.

Jaffe uses gouache to prepare her ideas for larger canvases. Her large finished paintings in oils are very large with sides often exceeding 6 feet in length.

Price rang information: Sorry none available.

What an outstanding painter with a wonderful use of color. The shapes and color used by Jaffe are amazing. In the video clip with James Kalm her works seems to shout “Come look at me!” when on the wall next to her contemporaries.

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