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Conversation with Rachel "Wally" Wolodofsky, Helen Tworkov, and Hermine Ford

Creator:
Tworkov, Helen, 1943 Jan. 1-  Search this
Wolodofsky, Rachel, 1917-1991  Search this
Tworkov, Helen, 1943 Jan. 1-  Search this
Subject:
Ford, Hermine  Search this
Tworkov, Jack  Search this
Type:
Videorecording
Date:
1975 August 17
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14315
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Jack Tworkov papers, circa 1926-1993
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14315

Interview with Jack Tworkov

Creator:
Tworkov, Jack, 1900-1982  Search this
Tworkov, Helen, 1943 Jan. 1-  Search this
Tworkov, Jack, 1900-1982  Search this
Subject:
Ford, Hermine  Search this
Wolodofsky, Rachel  Search this
Type:
Videorecording
Date:
1975 August 15
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14318
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Jack Tworkov papers, circa 1926-1993
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14318

Oral history interview with Shirley Jaffe, 2010 Sept. 27-28

Interviewee:
Jaffe, Shirley, 1923-2016  Search this
Jaffe, Shirley, 1923-2016  Search this
Interviewer:
Berman, Avis, 1949-  Search this
Subject:
Biala, Janice  Search this
Delaney, Beauford  Search this
Dickinson, Edwin Walter  Search this
Ford, Hermine  Search this
Francis, Sam  Search this
Goldberg, Michael  Search this
Mitchell, Joan  Search this
Riopelle, Jean Paul  Search this
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art  Search this
Phillips Collection  Search this
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  Search this
Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painting -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Painting -- Technique  Search this
Sculptors -- France -- Paris -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists -- France -- Paris -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15873
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)295423
AAA_collcode_jaffe10
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_295423

Oral history interview with Hermine Ford, 2010 Feb. 18-19

Interviewee:
Ford, Hermine, 1939-  Search this
Ford, Hermine, 1939-  Search this
Interviewer:
Richards, Judith Olch, 1947-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Women painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15787
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)288668
AAA_collcode_ford10
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_288668

Shirley Jaffe papers, circa 1950-2011

Creator:
Jaffe, Shirley, 1923-2016  Search this
Jaffe, Shirley, 1923-2016  Search this
Subject:
Sugarman, George  Search this
Stone, Sylvia  Search this
Smith, Kimber  Search this
Rivers, Larry  Search this
Ford, Hermine  Search this
Held, Al  Search this
Francis, Sam  Search this
Mitchell, Joan  Search this
Nochlin, Linda  Search this
Jenkins, Paul  Search this
Kushner, Robert  Search this
Type:
Sketches
Video recordings
Sketchbooks
Diaries
Photographs
Interviews
Topic:
Painters -- France -- Paris  Search this
Women artists -- France -- Paris  Search this
Expatriate artists -- France  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16207
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)368197
AAA_collcode_jaffshir
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_368197
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Shirley Jaffe

Interviewee:
Jaffe, Shirley, 1923-2016  Search this
Interviewer:
Berman, Avis  Search this
Creator:
Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project  Search this
Names:
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art -- Students  Search this
Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project  Search this
Phillips Collection  Search this
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  Search this
Biala, Janice, 1904-2000  Search this
Delaney, Beauford, 1901-  Search this
Dickinson, Edwin Walter, 1891-1978  Search this
Ford, Hermine  Search this
Francis, Sam, 1923-1994  Search this
Goldberg, Michael, 1924-2007  Search this
Mitchell, Joan, 1926-1992  Search this
Riopelle, Jean Paul  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Sound recording, master: 1 compact disc, 3 WMA files (4 hr., 28 min.), digital, 2 5/8 in.)
94 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2010 Sept. 27-28
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Shirley Jaffe conducted 2010 Sept. 27 and 28, by Avis Berman, for the Archives of American Art's Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts project, at Jaffe's studio, in Paris, France.
Jaffe speaks of living with her family in Elizabeth, NJ and Brooklyn, NY; attending Abraham Lincoln High School, Parsons School of Design, Brooklyn College, and The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art; visiting the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Non-Objective Art (now the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum), and The Museum of Modern Art; living on St. Mark's Place and in Brooklyn, NY ; her marriage in 1949 to Irving Jaffe; moving to Washington, DC and visiting The Philips Collection; moving to and adjusting to life in France; socializing with American artists in Paris, France; moving between New York and France; working and living in Berlin, Germany with a grant from the Ford Foundation; living independently in France; visiting the cathedrals and galleries in Italy; teaching undergraduate students; the evolution of her paintings and technique; her painting process and use of cellophane; painting on glass; murals; and her exhibitions and commissions. Jaffe also recalls Leon Friend, Morris Kantor, Pierre Bonnard, Karl Knaths, Max and Esther Gould, Jules Olitski, Michael Goldberg, Joan Mitchell, Beauford Delaney, Sam Francis, Janice Biala, Hermine Tworkov Ford, Edwin Dickinson, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Kimber Smith, Jean Fournier, Al Held, Haywood Bill Rivers, Milton Glaser, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Shirley Jaffe (1923-2016) was an abstract painter and sculptor in Paris, France. Avis Berman (1949- ) is a scholar in New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Rights:
Transcript: Authorization to quote or reproduce for the purposes of publication requires written permission from Jerome Sternstein. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters -- France -- Paris -- Interviews  Search this
Art dealers -- France -- Paris  Search this
Topic:
Painting -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Painting -- Technique  Search this
Sculptors -- France -- Paris -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists -- France -- Paris -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.jaffe10
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-jaffe10

Ford, Hermine

Collection Creator:
Jaffe, Shirley, 1923-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 21
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1990s-2000s
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Shirley Jaffe papers, 1950s-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Shirley Jaffe papers
Shirley Jaffe papers / Series 2: Letters
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-jaffshir-ref39

Artist Inventory Cards

Collection Creator:
André Emmerich Gallery  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1954-1998
Scope and Contents note:
Inventory cards track artwork entering and leaving the gallery. Each card lists a work's artist, title, date, media, and measurements. Most cards include a photograph of the artwork, and most cards further list the ultimate action taken regarding the work (sold, returned to artist or gallery, consigned, etc.), the list price or paid price, exhibition and catalog history, and the history of price quotes given for the work. The gallery used a number of abbreviations for the transactions on the inventory cards:

NFS - Not For Sale

RTA - Returned to Artist

o/c - On Consignment (from)

o/a - On Approval

OOG - Out of Gallery

O/L - On Loan (from)

TGF - Top Gallant Farm

There are no inventory cards tracking pre-Columbian art and artifacts in the collection. The cards represent works from both the New York gallery and Zurich gallery.

The cards are arranged into ten overlapping groups established by the gallery representing transactions, such as sales and consignments, loans, returns, and other general art movement. Within each category, most of the cards are alphabetized by artist and thereafter by title, but occasionally an artist's work is divided into categories (for example by media) before being arranged alphabetically by title:

Returned to Artist

Sold (pre-1993)

Sold

Sold and/or Returned to Artist

Returned to Artist

Sold

Old Top Gallant Farm Sculptures

Emmerich Private Sold

Last Active Inventory and Sales

Additional Cards

See Appendix for a list of artists' names represented by the Artist Inventory Cards in Series 8.1.
Appendix: Artists' Names Represented in Artist Inventory Cards in Series 8.1.:
Aakre, Richard

Abbott, Berenice

Abercrombie, Douglas

Adams, Ansel

Adams, Robert

Africano, Nicholas

Albers, Josef

Alechinsky, Pierre

Altoon, John

Amerine, Wayne

Andre, Carl

Annesley, David

Appel, Karel

Arakawa

Arbus, Diane

Arman

Arp, Jean (Hans)

Ashbaugh, Dennis

Atget, Eugene

Atkins, Anna

Audubon, J.J.

Avery, Milton

Bacon, Francis

Bailey, William

Baldus, Edouard

Ball, Lillian

Balthus

Bannard, Walter Darby

Barlett, Jennifer

Barth, Frances

Barth, Wolf

Bartolini, Luciano

Basquiat, Jean-Michel

Baziotes, William

Beasley, Barth

Bireline, George

Bleckner, Ross

Blossfeldt, Karl

Bocklin, Arnold

Boisseu

Boisson, L.

Bolotowsky, Ilya

Bolus, Michael

Bonnard, Pierre

Bonnet, Phi

Bradley, Peter

Beasley, Bruce

Becher, Bernd and Hillar

Bellocq, E.J.

Benazzi, Raffael

Benton, Fletcher

Best, Mary Ellen

Beuys, Joseph

Bill, Max

Boepple, Willard

Bogart, Bram

Borofsky, John

Boxer, Stanley

Botero, Fernardo

Boudin, Eugene

Bourke-White, Margaret

Brach, Paul

Brancusi, Constantin

Braque, George

Brassaï

Breed, Charles

Brui

Brush, Daniel

Buchwald, Howard

Buckley, Stephen

Bucklow, Christopher

Bush, Jack

Butterfield, Deborah

Calder, Alexander

Callahan, Harry

Cascella, Andrea

Caracciolo, Roberto

Caro, Anthony

Cezanne, Paul

Chadwick, Lynn

Chagall, Marc

Chamberlain, John

Chase, Louisa

Chillida, Eduardo

Christensen, Dan

Christo

Clifford, Charles

Close, Chuck

Cohen, Elaine Lustig

Conlon, William

Contino, Leonard

Crile, Susan

cummings, e.e.

Dahl-Wolfe, Louise

David, Michael

Davis, Gerald

Davis, Lynn

Davis, Ronald

de Amaral, Olga

de Chirico, Giorgio

de Clercq, Louis

de Kooning, Willem

Degas, Edgar

Dehner, Edgar

Delaunay, Robert

Delaunay, Sonia

Dembiczak, J.G.

de Valdivia, Marco

di Suvero, Mark

Diebenkorn, Richard

Dill, Guy

Dill, Lesley

Diller, Burgoyne

Dine, Jim

Disderi

Dorazio, Piero

Downes, Rackstraw

Drapell, Joseph

Drentwett

Dubuffet, Jean

Duchamp, Marcel

Duck-Hyun, Cho

Dufy, Raoul

Du Maine, H.

Durandelle, Louis-Emille

Durrant, Jennifer

Dzubas, Friedel

Edgerton, Dr. Harold

Egger, Marc

Eggleston, William

Embry, Norris

Ellis, Stephen

Emmerich, Tobias

Ernst, Max

Evans, Walker

Fautrier, Jean

Feeley, Paul

Feist, Harold

Ferber, Herbert

Ferrara, Jackie

Fessler, Cristina

Fischl, Eric

Flavin, Dan

Fleming, Linda

Fontana, Corsin

Fontana, Lucio

Ford, Hermine

Fornier, Paul

Foster, John

Fournier, Paul

Francis, Sam

Francis, Sherron

Franck

Frank, Robert

Frankenthaler, Helen

Freud, Lucian

Friedberg, Richard

Freres, Henry

Friedlander, Lee

Fuger

Funakoshi, Katsura

Fuss, Adam

Galanin, Igor

Giacometti, Alberto

Gibbons, Arthur

Gilliam, Sam

Ginnever, Charles

Giordani, Patrice

Glarner, Fritz

Gliko, Carl

Gonzalez, Julio

Goodnough, Robert

Gorchov, Ron

Gordon, Harry

Gorky, Arshile

Gossweiler, Christoph

Gottlieb, Adolph

Graffin, Daniel

Graham, John

Graubner, Gotthard

Graves, Nancy

Green, June

Greenleaf, Ken

Griefen, John Adams

Grill

Gris, Juan

Groover, Jan

Guston, Philip

Gutman, John

Hacklin, Alan/Allan

Hagemeyer, Johan

Hall, Lee

Hantai, Simon

Haring, Keith

Harman, Maryann

Hartley, Marsden

Hartung, Hans

Hatcher, Brower

Held, Al

Hendler, Raymond

Hennessy, Richard

Hepworth, Barbara

Herdeg, Christian

Hide, Peter

Highstein, Jene

Hirschfeld

Hitch, Stewart

Hockney, David

Hodgkin, Howard

Hoenigsberg, Helga

Hofmann, Hans

Hollega, Wolfgang

Honegger, Gottfried

Hope, Polly

Hopper, Edward

Horne, Bernard Shea

Hosiasson, Philippe

Hoyland, John

Hoyningen-Heune, George

Hughto, Darryl

Hughto, Margie/Marjorie

Humphrey, Ralph

Hutchinson, Jay

Hutchinson, Jaqueth

Indiana, Robert

Isherwood, Jon

Jenkins, Paul

Jensen, Bill

Johns, Jasper

Johnson, Meredith

Jorn, Asger

Kandinsky, Wassily

Kelly, Ellsworth

Kertesz, Andre

Keskeny, George

Kiesler, Frederick

Kisling

Klee, Paul

Klein, Yves

Klett, Mark

Kline, Franz

Knoop, Guitou

Koekoek, B.C.

Krasner, Lee

Kupka, Frantisek

Kuwayama, Tadaaki

Lack, Stephen

Landfield, Ronnie

Lange, Dorothea

Langlois and Martens

La Noue, Terence

Laurens, Henri

Leger, Fernand

Le Gray, Gustave

Lehman, Wendy

LeRoy, Jeanette

Letellier, B.

Lettron, J.

Levee, John

Levinson, Moss

Levitt, Helen

Lewitt, Sol

Liberman, Alexander

Lichtenstein, Roy

Lindner, Richard

Lipschitz, Jacques

Lipski, Donald

Lipsky, Pat

Lissitsky, El

Lipsky, Pat

Lohse, Richard Paul

Long, Richard

Longobardi, Nino

Louis, Morris

Lüthi, Bernhard

Lüthi, Urs

Lutz

Lydis, Mariette

MacWhinnie, John

Maillol, Aristide

Mairwöger, Gottfried

Mapplethorpe, Robert

Marden, Brice

Maril, Herman

Marin, John

On Consignment from Peter Marks

Martin, Agnes

Martins, Maria

Marx, G.L.

Maryan

Masullo, Andrew

Mathieu, Georges

Matisse, Henri

Matta, Roberto

McDermott & McGough, Messrs.

McDonnell, Joseph Anthony

McLaughlin, John

McLean, John

Meadmore, Clement

Megert, Christian

Miller, Robert

Milton, Peter

Miró, Joan

Misrach, Richard

Mitchell, Joan

Model, Lisette

Moholy-Nagy, Laszlo

Monet, Claude

Moore, Henry

Morandi, Giorgio

Moses, Ed

Motherwell, Robert

Mulder, George

Muller-Brittnau, Willy

Murray, Elizabeth

Muybridge, Eadweard

Nadar, (Felix Tournachon)

Nadelman, Elie

Nakian, Reuben

Natkin, Robert

Nemont, G.

Neugass, Fritz

Nevelson, Louise

Newman, Arnold

Newman, Barnett

Nezhdanov, Alexander

Nicholson, Ben

Nickson, Graham

Nixon, Nicholas

Noel, Georges

Noguchi, Isamu

Noland, Kenneth

Nolde, Emil

Offord, J. Milton

Oldenburg, Claes

Olitski, Jules

Olmec

Ono, Yoko

Orr, Eric

O'Sullivan, Timothy

Otterness, Tom

Outerbridge, Paul

Paik, Nam June

Parodi, Filippo

Penn, Irving

Pepper, Beverly

Perless, Robert

Perlman, Joel

Pettet, William

Pfaff, Judy

Picabia, Francis

Picasso, Pablo

Pissarro, Camille

Pollock, Jackson

Pomodoro, Arnaldo

Poons, Lawrence

Porter, Fairfield

Porter, Katherine

Poulos, Basilios

Press, Naomi

Quaytman, Harvey

Quigley, Edward

Quisgard, Liz Whitney

Rainer, Arnulf

Raush, Mark

Rauschenberg, Robert

Ray, Man

Recanati, Dina

Reddinger

Reinhardt, Ad

Richter, Gerhard

Rickey, George

Ridenhour, William

Rivers, Larry

Robb, Charles

Robbins, Bruce

Robert, Louis

Rockburne, Dorothea

Rodin, Auguste

Rosan, Larry

Rosen, Felix

Rosenthal, Tony

Rosenquist, James

Rossi, Rosalie

Rothko, Mark

Row, David

Rozen, Feliz

Rutherford, Louis M.

Ryan, Anne

Ryan, Kevin

Ryman, Robert

Saba, Richard

de Saint Phalle, Niki

Saito, Kikuo

Salemme, Attilio

Samaras, Lucas

Sander, August

Sander, Ludwig

Sanders, John

Santomaso, Giuseppe

Schapiro, Miriam

Schlemmer, Oskar

Schlesinger, Mark

Schumacher, Emil

Scott, Robert

Scott, Tim

Scott, William

Seery, John

Segal, George

Seligmann, Kurt

Sellers, Daniel

Serra, Richard

Shapiro, Joel

Shields, Alan

Signac, Paul

Simpson, David

Sisley, Alfred

Slone, Sandi

Smith, David

Smith, Hassel

Smith, Kimber

Smith, Tony

Sohanievich, Oleg

Sommer, Frederick

Sommer, Giorgio

Southall, Derek

Spence, Andrew

Stamos, Theodoros

Stankiewicz, Richard

Steichen, Edward

Steiner, Michael

Stella, Frank

Stephan, Gary

Stettheimer, Florine

Stevens, Peter

Still, Clyfford

Stoltz, David

Stone, Sylvia

Strand, Paul

Sugarman, George

Sugimoto, Hiroshi

Sultan, Donald

Sutton, Carol

Sutton, Pat Lipsky

Tajiri, Shinkichi

Talbot, William Henry Fox

Tanger, Susanna

Tatafiore, Ernesto

Thiebaud, Wayne

Thorne, Joan

Tillyer, William

Torres-Garcia, Joaquin

Truitt, Anne

Twombly, Cy

Tworkov, Jack

Unger, Mary Ann

Upton, Ann

Wagner, Merrill

Van Dongen, Kees

Van Gogh Manuscript

Van Stalbent, Adrien

Van Velde, Bram

Vasarely, Victor

Venet, Bernar

Verna, Germaine

Vicente, Esteban

Vuillard, Edouard

Waid, Mary Joan

Walsh, James

Ward, Cora Kelly

Warhol, Andy

Warren, Catharine

Wells, Lynton

Watkins, Charlton E.

Wegman, William

Wessel, Henry

Wesselman, Tom

Westfall, Stephen

Wiegmann, Jenny

Willette, Adolph

Williams, Neil

Williams, Roger

Willis, Thornton

Wilmarth, Christopher

Winogrand, Garry

Witkin, Isaac

Witkin, Joel-Peter

Woelfli, Adolf

Wofford, Philip

Wolfe, James

Wols, Alfred Otto Wolfgang

Wonner, Paul

Woodman, Betty

Woolf, Paul

Wotruba, Fritz

Yokoi, Teruko

Youngerman, Jack

Yunkers, Adja

Zerbe, Karl

Zimmerman, Daniel

Zox, Larry
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Access of diaries and appointment books required written permission.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
André Emmerich Gallery records and André Emmerich papers, circa 1929-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.andremmg, Subseries 8.1
See more items in:
André Emmerich Gallery records
André Emmerich Gallery records / Series 8: Inventory Records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-andremmg-ref3791

Shirley Jaffe papers

Creator:
Jaffe, Shirley, 1923-  Search this
Names:
Ford, Hermine  Search this
Francis, Sam, 1923-1994  Search this
Held, Al, 1928-  Search this
Jenkins, Paul, 1923-2012  Search this
Kushner, Robert, 1949-  Search this
Mitchell, Joan, 1926-1992  Search this
Nochlin, Linda  Search this
Rivers, Larry, 1925-2002  Search this
Smith, Kimber, 1922-1981  Search this
Stone, Sylvia, 1928-  Search this
Sugarman, George, 1912-1999  Search this
Extent:
7.1 Linear feet
0.26 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Sketches
Video recordings
Sketchbooks
Diaries
Photographs
Interviews
Date:
circa 1950-2011
Summary:
The papers of artist Shirley Jaffe measure 7.1 linear feet and 0.260 GB 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 and digital material, photographic material, and sketchbooks.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of artist Shirley Jaffe measure 7.1 linear feet and 0.260 GB 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 and digital material, photographic material, and sketchbooks.

Scattered biographical materials include address and appointment books, an interview with Jaffe by Jeff Perkins recorded on one videocassette, and other documents.

Letters make up a significant portion of the collection and are primarily written to Shirley from friends and family. In addition to frequent letters received from her siblings and mother, Jaffe also received letters from artists Joan Mitchell, Sam Francis, Kimber Smith, Sylvia Stone and Al Held, Hermine Ford, Robert Kushner, and George Sugarman.

The papers include eighty-four notebooks kept by Jaffe containing lists, addresses, notes, sketches and the occasional diary entry. Project files contain correspondence, gouache studies, sketches, and printed material related to commissions and collaborations, including illustrations, murals, and the design of stained glass windows in the Chapelle Saint-Jean-l'Evangéliste in Perpignan, titled Funéraria.

Printed materials include articles, published books about Jaffe, clippings, exhibition catalogs, a recorded radio broadcast, and reviews.

There are photographs, slides, transparencies, and digital photographs depicting Jaffe's paintings, exhibitions, and artists and art world figures including Larry Rivers, Kimber Smith, Linda Nochlin, Sam Francis, Paul Jenkins, and Joan Mitchell at exhibition openings in the 1960s-1970s. Eight sketchbooks contain drawings by Jaffe in ink, marker, and pen.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 7 series

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1950s-2000s (0.3 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Letters, 1950s-2000s (3 linear feet; Box 1-4)

Series 3: Notebooks and Writings, 1950s-2000s (0.9 linear feet; Box 4-5)

Series 4: Project Files, 1970s-2003 (0.6 linear feet; Box 5, 9)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1952-2011 (0.7 linear feet; Box 5-6, 9)

Series 6: Photographic Material, 1950s-circa 2010 (1.3 linear feet; Box 6-8, 0.260 GB; ER01)

Series 7: Sketchbooks, 1960s-2000s (0.3 linear feet; Box 8)
Biographical / Historical:
Shirley Jaffe (1923-2016), née Sternstein, was an American painter living and working in Paris.

Born in New Jersey and raised in Brooklyn, Shirley Jaffe completed her studies at the Cooper Union in 1945. In 1949 she and husband Irving Jaffe moved to Washington, D.C. where she attended the Phillips Art School. Later that same year, they moved to Paris. The Jaffes returned to New York briefly in the early 1950s, but moved back to Paris in 1953, where Shirley Jaffe has been living and working ever since. She was married to Irving Jaffe until 1962.

Jaffe started her career as an abstract expressionist but began to work in a flat and geometric style in the late 1960s. She was part of the American expatriate art scene in Paris and associated with Joan Mitchell, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Sam Francis, Kimber Smith, and others. In 1963, Jaffe received a grant from the Ford Foundation to spend a year working in Berlin.

Jaffe took on several commissions in France including illustrations, murals, and notably, the design of stained glass windows in the Chapelle Saint-Jean-l'Evangéliste in Perpignan, titled Funéraria. Her paintings have been exhibited in New York at the Holly Solomon Gallery and the Tibor de Nagy Gallery, and at galleries and museums throughout France.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Shirley Jaffe conducted by Avis Berman, September 27-28, 2010.
Provenance:
The Shirley Jaffe papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Shirley Jaffe in 2014.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
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Topic:
Painters -- France -- Paris  Search this
Women artists -- France -- Paris  Search this
Expatriate artists -- France  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketches
Video recordings
Sketchbooks
Diaries
Photographs
Interviews
Citation:
Shirley Jaffe papers, 1950s-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.jaffshir
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Shirley Jaffe papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-jaffshir
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Oral history interview with Hermine Ford

Interviewee:
Ford, Hermine  Search this
Interviewer:
Richards, Judith Olch  Search this
Extent:
90 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2010 Feb. 18-19
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Hermine Ford conducted 2010 Feb.18-19, by Judith Olch Richards, for the Archives of American Art at Ford's home and studio in New York, N.Y.
Biographical / Historical:
Hermine Ford (1939- ) is an abstract painter in New York, N.Y. and Nova Scotia, Canada. Judith Olch Richards (1947- ) is former Executive director of iCI in New York, N.Y.
General:
Originally recorded on 6 sound cards. Reformatted in 2010 as X digital wav files. Duration is 5 hrs., 20 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Topic:
Women painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.ford10
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ford10

Hermine Ford [Folder]

Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_23238

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