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The papers of artist Shirley Jaffe measure 7.1 linear feet and date from circa 1950-2011. The collection documents her life and career as an American painter living in Paris through biographical material, letters, notebooks, writings, project files, printed material, photographic material, and sketchbooks.
Shirley Jaffe papers, circa 1950-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Shirley Jaffe conducted by Avis Berman, September 27-28, 2010.
Shirley Jaffe (1923-2016), née Sternstein, was an American painter living a working in Paris.
The Shirley Jaffe papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Shirley Jaffe in 2014.
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