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Shirley Jaffe papers

Creator:
Jaffe, Shirley, 1923-2016  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

Missing Title

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:
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.
Topic:
Painters -- France -- Paris  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Expatriate artists -- France -- Paris  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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99eb4d3a1-111a-4fa1-bff1-32b4eb7997aa
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-jaffshir
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Betty Woodman

Interviewee:
Woodman, Betty, 1930-2018  Search this
Interviewer:
Perreault, John, 1937-2015  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Bellagio Study and Conference Center  Search this
Boulder (Colo.).. Parks & Recreation Department  Search this
Centre internationale de recherche sur le verre et les arts plastiques (Marseille, France)  Search this
Europees Keramisch Werkcentrum  Search this
Fabric Workshop  Search this
Girl Scouts of the United States of America  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
School for American Crafts  Search this
University of Colorado -- Faculty  Search this
Brown, Elenita  Search this
Carlson, Cynthia, 1942-  Search this
Hamada, Shōji, 1894-1978  Search this
Higby, Wayne  Search this
Kozloff, Joyce  Search this
Kushner, Robert, 1949-  Search this
Leach, Bernard, 1887-1979  Search this
Serra, Richard, 1938-  Search this
Shark, Bud  Search this
Voulkos, Peter, 1924-2002  Search this
Woodman, George, 1932-  Search this
Extent:
5 Items (Sound recording: 5 sound files (2 hr., 55 min.), digital wav)
69 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Boulder (Colo.)
India -- description and travel
Mexico -- description and travel
Netherlands -- description and travel
Date:
2003 April 22 and 29
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Betty Woodman conducted 2003 April 22 and 29, by John Perreault, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in New York, New York.
Woodman speaks of frequent moves with her family during her childhood; her father's woodworking skills; gaining an interest in arts and crafts at four when she made a tablecloth with crayon drawings; attending summer camps, including Girl Scout Camp, where she participated in arts and crafts activities; being the first girl to take shop in her middle school; making model airplanes for air raid wardens during World War II; her interest in making functional objects; her introduction to clay and hand-building in high school; attending the School for American Craftsmen in New York City; collaborating with fellow students; her early desire to be a "craftsperson and not an artist"; her work with silk-screen fabric for The Fabric Workshop in Philadelphia and glass at CIRVA in Marseille, France; teaching at the University of Colorado and the City of Boulder Recreation Department; working at the European Ceramic Work Center in Den Bosch, Holland, and the Bellagio Study Center in Italy; her studios in New York, Colorado, and Italy; her travels to India, The Netherlands, and Mexico; living in New Mexico, New York, Colorado, and Italy; her business Roadrunner Pottery in New Mexico with partner Elenita Brown; collaborative projects with Joyce Kozloff, Cynthia Carlson, Bud Shark, Judith Solodkin, and her husband George Woodman; developing a following in New York; how being a woman has affected her work and how she enjoys working with other women artists; the change of market for American crafts; Italian, Greek, and Etruscan influences; teaching experiences; the importance of getting reviews in art magazines; and the strong support from her husband George, a painter. Betty Woodman recalls Lynn Feelyn, Olan Wassen, Bernard Leach, Peter Voulkos, Shoji Hamada, Bob Kushner, Richard Serra, Wayne Higby, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Betty Woodman (1930-2018) was a ceramist from New York, New York. John Perreault (1937- ) is an independent critic and curator from New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 55 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.
Occupation:
Ceramicists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Airplanes -- Models  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Ceramics -- Study and teaching  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Glass art  Search this
Screen process printing  Search this
Women artists  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Women ceramicists  Search this
Handicraft  Search this
Function:
Artists' studios
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.woodma03
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw90dbbae38-7d68-45f4-bae8-d119dc3aa898
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-woodma03
Online Media:

Robert Kushner: artist file, [photographs]

Artist:
Kushner, Robert 1949-  Search this
Physical description:
1 folder
Type:
Photograph
Artist files
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Image number:
VFM VF001727
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_140269

Robert De Niro, Sr. paintings, drawings, and writings : 1942-1993 introduction by Robert De Niro ; essays by Susan Davidson, Robert Kushner, Robert Storr, and Charles Stuckey

Artist:
De Niro, Robert Sr. 1922-1993  Search this
Writer of introduction:
De Niro, Robert  Search this
Author:
Davidson, Susan 1958-  Search this
Kushner, Robert 1949-  Search this
Storr, Robert  Search this
Stuckey, Charles F.,  Search this
Physical description:
255 pages illustrations (chiefly color) 32 cm
Type:
Biography
Biographies
Place:
United States
États-Unis
Date:
2019
20th century
20e siècle
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Drawing, American  Search this
Peintres  Search this
Peinture américaine  Search this
Dessin américain  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1115620

Amy Goldin art in a hairshirt : art criticism, 1964-1978 edited by Robert Kushner

Title:
Art in a hairshirt
Author:
Goldin, Amy  Search this
Author:
Kushner, Robert 1949-  Search this
Physical description:
254 pages illustrations (some color) 23 cm
Type:
Books
Works of art
Art
Œuvres d'art
Date:
2011
Topic:
Art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1117051

Robert Kushner papers, 1967-2011

Creator:
Kushner, Robert, 1949-  Search this
Subject:
Goldin, Amy  Search this
Solomon, Holly  Search this
98 Green St. Loft  Search this
Kitchen, The  Search this
Clocktower Gallery  Search this
Paula Cooper Gallery  Search this
St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Place:
SoHo (New York, N.Y.)
Citation:
Robert Kushner papers, 1967-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Performance artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Pattern and decoration (Art movement)  Search this
Theme:
Audio - Visual  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16135
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)363702
AAA_collcode_kushrobe
Theme:
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_363702
Online Media:

Repetition of a theme

Creator:
Kushner, Robert, 1949-  Search this
Type:
Motion Picture Film
Date:
circa 1967
Citation:
Robert Kushner. Repetition of a theme, circa 1967. Robert Kushner papers, 1967-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)20972
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Robert Kushner papers, 1967-2011
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_20972

Greeting

Creator:
Kushner, Robert, 1949-  Search this
Subject:
Saltonstall, Elizabeth  Search this
Type:
Motion Picture Film
Date:
circa 1974
Citation:
Robert Kushner. Greeting, circa 1974. Robert Kushner papers, 1967-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Performance art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)20973
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Robert Kushner papers, 1967-2011
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_20973

Robert Kushner and friends eat their clothes

Creator:
Kushner, Robert, 1949-  Search this
Type:
Videorecording
Date:
1972 December
Citation:
Robert Kushner. Robert Kushner and friends eat their clothes, 1972 December. Robert Kushner papers, 1967-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Performance art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)21016
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Robert Kushner papers, 1967-2011
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_21016

Masque of monuments (rocks and water), camera A

Creator:
Kushner, Robert, 1949-  Search this
Type:
Videorecording
Date:
1973 February
Citation:
Robert Kushner. Masque of monuments (rocks and water), camera A, 1973 February. Robert Kushner papers, 1967-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Performance art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)21019
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Robert Kushner papers, 1967-2011
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_21019

The winter and spring lines, model warmup

Creator:
Kushner, Robert, 1949-  Search this
Subject:
Paula Cooper Gallery  Search this
Type:
Videorecording
Date:
1973 December 20
Citation:
Robert Kushner. The winter and spring lines, model warmup, 1973 December 20. Robert Kushner papers, 1967-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Performance art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)21021
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Robert Kushner papers, 1967-2011
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_21021

Performance of The Winter and Spring Lines

Creator:
Kushner, Robert, 1949-  Search this
Subject:
Paula Cooper Gallery  Search this
Type:
Videorecording
Date:
1973 December 20
Citation:
Robert Kushner. Performance of The Winter and Spring Lines, 1973 December 20. Robert Kushner papers, 1967-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Performance art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)21022
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Robert Kushner papers, 1967-2011
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_21022

Rehearsal for The Persian Line

Creator:
Kushner, Robert, 1949-  Search this
Subject:
The Kitchen  Search this
Type:
Videorecording
Date:
1974 December
Citation:
Robert Kushner. Rehearsal for The Persian Line, 1974 December. Robert Kushner papers, 1967-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Performance art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)21026
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Robert Kushner papers, 1967-2011
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_21026

Performance of The Persian Line

Creator:
Kushner, Robert, 1949-  Search this
Subject:
The Kitchen  Search this
Type:
Videorecording
Date:
1975 January 18
Citation:
Robert Kushner. Performance of The Persian Line, 1975 January 18. Robert Kushner papers, 1967-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Performance art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)21027
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Robert Kushner papers, 1967-2011
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_21027

Performance of The Persian Line

Creator:
Kushner, Robert, 1949-  Search this
Subject:
The Kitchen  Search this
Type:
Videorecording
Date:
1975 January 18
Citation:
Robert Kushner. Performance of The Persian Line, 1975 January 18. Robert Kushner papers, 1967-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Performance art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)21028
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Robert Kushner papers, 1967-2011
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_21028

Performance of The Persian Line, Part 2

Creator:
Kushner, Robert, 1949-  Search this
Subject:
Holly Solomon Gallery  Search this
Type:
Videorecording
Date:
1976 March 14
Citation:
Robert Kushner. Performance of The Persian Line, Part 2, 1976 March 14. Robert Kushner papers, 1967-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Performance art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)21029
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Robert Kushner papers, 1967-2011
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_21029

Performance of Persian Line

Creator:
Kushner, Robert, 1949-  Search this
Subject:
Minnesota College of Art and Design  Search this
Type:
Videorecording
Date:
1976 November
Citation:
Robert Kushner. Performance of Persian Line, 1976 November. Robert Kushner papers, 1967-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Performance art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)21030
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Robert Kushner papers, 1967-2011
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_21030

Performance of Persian Line, part II edited master with titles

Creator:
Kushner, Robert, 1949-  Search this
Subject:
Holly Solomon Gallery  Search this
Type:
Videorecording
Date:
1988
Citation:
Robert Kushner. Performance of Persian Line, part II edited master with titles, 1988. Robert Kushner papers, 1967-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Performance art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)21031
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Robert Kushner papers, 1967-2011
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_21031

That Kushner look - one size fits all

Creator:
Kushner, Robert, 1949-  Search this
Subject:
University of California, San Diego  Search this
Type:
Videorecording
Date:
1977 January 20
Citation:
Robert Kushner. That Kushner look - one size fits all, 1977 January 20. Robert Kushner papers, 1967-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Performance art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)21032
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Robert Kushner papers, 1967-2011
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_21032

New York Hat Line

Creator:
Kushner, Robert, 1949-  Search this
Weinrib, David, 1924-2016  Search this
Type:
Videorecording
Date:
1978
Citation:
Robert Kushner and David Weinrib. New York Hat Line, 1978. Robert Kushner papers, 1967-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Video art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)21033
See more items in:
Robert Kushner papers, 1967-2011
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_21033

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