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(1923 – 2016), United States

Shirley Jaffe Biography

Shirley Jaffe's colourful geometric abstractions are full of associations inspired by her adopted hometown of Paris. Jaffe's careful compositions recall the flat-yet fluid figure-ground relationships and stripped-down forms characteristic of Henri Matisse. With their flat geometric forms, lines, and amorphous shapes, her paintings have also invited comparisons to Fernand Léger's circuses and Piet Mondrian's Neoplasticism. Prior to the late 1960s, Jaffe painted in a gestural style, but abondoned it fearing that she was "destroying the essence of what we would call gesture" by reworking it until it was no longer pure.

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Florida by Shirley Jaffe contemporary artwork painting
Shirley Jaffe Florida, 2010 Oil on canvas
146 x 97 cm
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On the edge by Shirley Jaffe contemporary artwork painting
Shirley Jaffe On the edge, 2009 Oil on canvas
215 x 165 cm
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The Continents by Shirley Jaffe contemporary artwork painting
Shirley Jaffe The Continents, 1998 Oil on canvas
226 x 155 cm
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