Shirley Jaffe

1923 · United States

Artist biography

Shirley Jaffe is an established contemporary visual artist, who originates from the United States. Shirley Jaffe was born in 1923. Born in the same country and around the same year are Knox Martin, Michael Goldberg, Michael Goldberg, Robert Rauschenberg and Allan Kaprow.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Shirley Jaffe is represented by 3 galleries around the world, including countries such as Belgium, France, and the United States. Galleries include Galerie Greta Meert in Brussels, Galerie Jean Fournier in Paris, and Tibor De Nagy Gallery in New York. Shirley Jaffe most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Nathalie Obadia | Brussels in Belgium (25 June 2019 until 12 July 2019) with the exhibition Exposition d’été. Shirley Jaffe's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Galerie Nathalie Obadia | Brussels in Belgium (23 April 2019 - 20 June 2019) with the name 10 ans and Galerie Greta Meert in Belgium (04 September 2019 - 18 October 2019) with the name Di fuochi e accesi sensi: painting - group exhibition. Shirley Jaffe's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called 10 ans and took place at Galerie Nathalie Obadia | Brussels in Belgium from the 23 April 2019 to 20 June 2019.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been key in the development of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, especially in the post war period, when the cultural importance of New York asserted its influence over Paris, previously considered as the most significant art centre globally. Leading art movements developed and cultivated in significant ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in diverse forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variants, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus various post-modern iterations of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary sphere, the United States has exercised a powerful influence over the global visual culture, due to the hegemony of its economic and political structures. Key examples of important U.S artists of the modern and contemporary era include Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Donald Judd, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Julian Schnabel, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.

Further Biographical Context for Shirley Jaffe

Shirley Jaffe was born in 1923 and was predominantly inspired by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism prevailed in the 1950s as a primary method of painting, and explored ideas concerning the sublime and spirituality. Artists chose to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the limitations of the Soviet bloc. Influential artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In subsequent revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been celebrated, amongst many other female creatives.

Shirley Jaffe

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