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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  Search this
Sculptors -- France -- Paris  Search this
Art dealers -- France -- Paris  Search this
Topic:
Expatriate artists -- France -- Paris  Search this
Painting -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Painting -- Technique  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.jaffe10
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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Painting

Artist:
Jean-Paul Riopelle, Canadian, b. Montreal, 1923–2002  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
23 5/8 × 28 5/8 in. (60 × 72.7 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1950
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966
Accession Number:
66.4260
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Abstract Expressionisn (Intl.)
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2347299ef-5e95-40d1-84ea-33bdf783ce1b
EDAN-URL:
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Riopelle, Jean-Paul

Container:
Box 6 of 31
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Box 31 contains materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7449, Joseph H. Hirshhorn Papers
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Joseph H. Hirshhorn Papers
Joseph H. Hirshhorn Papers / Series 2: ARTIST'S CORRESPONDENCE. / Box 6
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Michael Goldberg papers, 1942-1981

Creator:
Goldberg, Michael, 1924-2007  Search this
Subject:
Brodey, James  Search this
Grosvenor, Robert  Search this
Kirili, Alain  Search this
Mitchell, Joan  Search this
Riopelle, Jean Paul  Search this
Rivers, Larry  Search this
Tanger, Susanna  Search this
Neimark, Jill  Search this
Pavia, Philip  Search this
Whyatt, Frances  Search this
Di Prima, Diane  Search this
Jenkins, Paul  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Interviews
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Michael Goldberg papers, 1942-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8224
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210395
AAA_collcode_goldmich
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210395

Michael Goldberg papers

Creator:
Goldberg, Michael, 1924-2007  Search this
Names:
Brodey, James  Search this
Di Prima, Diane  Search this
Grosvenor, Robert, 1937-  Search this
Jenkins, Paul, 1923-2012  Search this
Kirili, Alain, 1946-  Search this
Mitchell, Joan, 1926-1992  Search this
Neimark, Jill  Search this
Pavia, Philip, 1915-2005  Search this
Riopelle, Jean Paul  Search this
Rivers, Larry, 1925-2002  Search this
Tanger, Susanna, 1942-  Search this
Whyatt, Frances  Search this
Extent:
1.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Interviews
Sketchbooks
Date:
1942-1981
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material, letters, business records, notes, writings, art works, an interview transcript, printed material, and photographs.
A resume, 1969; letters, 1951-1972, from Joan Mitchell (some mention painter Jean Paul Riopelle), from his wife Patricia Southgate and her children, Karen Edwards, Vera "Bunny" Lang (identified as "B" in her letters), Jim Brodey, Paul Jenkins, and Philip Pavia; grant applications, 1970-1971; miscellaneous receipts, 1958-1974; and price lists, 1965-1969; nine address/appointment books, 1963-1970; an essay "The Canvas as a Plane" by Goldberg; poems by Jim Brodey, Diane De Prima, and Frances Whyatt, a typescript for an untitled play, and a script for play "The Sideshow" by Arthur Williams; a sketchbook; 12 drawings; a transcript of an interview of Goldberg by Jill Neimark, 1979; clippings, 1953-1979; exhibition announcements and catalogs, 1950-1981, a floorplan for Goldberg's studio, 1963; photographs of Goldberg, his family, including Joan Mitchell, Patricia Southgate, her children, and friends, including Larry Rivers, Jim Brodey, Robert Grosvenor, Alain Kirili, and Susanna Tanger; three group photographs taken in East Hampton by Hans Namuth, 1962, of 35 artists including Goldberg, James Brooks, Adolph Gottlieb, Balcomb Greene, Grace Hartigan, Al Held, Buffie Johnson, Lee Krasner, Ibram Lassaw, and Larry Rivers.
Biographical / Historical:
Michael Goldberg (1924-2007) was a painter in New York, New York.
Provenance:
Donated 1972-1983 by Michael Goldberg.
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.
Occupation:
Poets  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Interviews
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.goldmich
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw949df2771-4b68-454c-b47f-03acf4e0e830
EDAN-URL:
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Painting

Artist:
Jean-Paul Riopelle, Canadian, b. Montreal, 1923–2002  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
15 X 18 1/4 IN. (38.0 X 46.2 CM.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
(1957)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.4255
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Abstract Expressionisn (Intl.)
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2bddb2649-1066-4f35-9cc1-26a647b1bcf5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.4255

Untitled

Artist:
Jean-Paul Riopelle, Canadian, b. Montreal, 1923–2002  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
31 3/4 X 39 1/2 IN. (80.6 X 99.8 CM.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
(1957)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.4256
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Abstract Expressionisn (Intl.)
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py299e4d7aa-3848-4088-b422-9ae55180e88d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.4256

On the Island

Artist:
Jean-Paul Riopelle, Canadian, b. Montreal, 1923–2002  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
28 3/4 x 39 3/8 in. (73 x 100 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1958
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.4257
See more items in:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Abstract Expressionisn (Intl.)
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py283f5e919-8080-413a-a0f8-496759e1da23
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.4257

Undulations

Artist:
Jean-Paul Riopelle, Canadian, b. Montreal, 1923–2002  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
31 3/4 X 39 1/4 IN. (80.7 X 99.6 CM.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1958
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.4258
See more items in:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Abstract Expressionisn (Intl.)
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.4258

Composition

Artist:
Jean-Paul Riopelle, Canadian, b. Montreal, 1923–2002  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
28 3/4 X 36 1/4 IN. (73.0 X 92.1 CM.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
(1958)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.4259
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Abstract Expressionisn (Intl.)
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.4259

Painting

Artist:
Jean-Paul Riopelle, Canadian, b. Montreal, 1923–2002  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
45 1/4 X 54 1/8 IN. (115.0 X 137.4 CM.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
(1956)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966
Accession Number:
66.4261
See more items in:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Abstract Expressionisn (Intl.)
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2f923252c-391f-40af-84ba-40b5237a8d45
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.4261

Volant

Artist:
Jean-Paul Riopelle, Canadian, b. Montreal, 1923–2002  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
51 1/4 X 76 3/4 IN. (130.2 X 194.8 CM.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1958
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966
Accession Number:
66.4262
See more items in:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Abstract Expressionisn (Intl.)
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.4262

Abstraction

Artist:
Jean-Paul Riopelle, Canadian, b. Montreal, 1923–2002  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
31 3/4 X 39 1/8 IN. (80.6 X 99.3 CM.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
(by 1962; possibly 1956-1958)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.4263
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Abstract Expressionisn (Intl.)
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py295bb37dd-611b-4d12-9700-4c3c34bed510
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.4263

Painting

Artist:
Jean-Paul Riopelle, Canadian, b. Montreal, 1923–2002  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
25 5/8 X 36 1/4 IN. (65.0 X 92.0 CM.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
(1961)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.4264
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Abstract Expressionisn (Intl.)
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2d704bbd5-1518-4ad6-ac22-b3434783b3c7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.4264

Untitled

Artist:
Jean-Paul Riopelle, Canadian, b. Montreal, 1923–2002  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
32 x 39 3/8 in. (81 x 99.8 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1964
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.4265
See more items in:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Abstract Expressionisn (Intl.)
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py208aa7dfd-43b9-4e83-a69d-e9caa3f51007
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.4265

Untitled

Artist:
Jean-Paul Riopelle, Canadian, b. Montreal, 1923–2002  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
28 3/4 X 36 1/4 IN. (73.0 X 92.0 CM.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1964
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.4266
See more items in:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Abstract Expressionisn (Intl.)
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2fe71f19d-c4de-4937-91c4-207057f52bb9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.4266

Untitled

Artist:
Jean-Paul Riopelle, Canadian, b. Montreal, 1923–2002  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
29 IN. DIAM. (73.6 CM. DIAM.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1964-65
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.4267
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Abstract Expressionisn (Intl.)
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.4267

Untitled

Artist:
Jean-Paul Riopelle, Canadian, b. Montreal, 1923–2002  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
panel (A): 108 13/16 × 84 7/16 in. (276.4 × 214.5 cm) panel (B): 108 7/16 × 84 1/2 in. (275.5 × 214.7 cm) panel (C): 108 7/16 × 84 7/16 in. (275.5 × 214.5 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1964
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.4268
See more items in:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Abstract Expressionisn (Intl.)
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2c9e69212-b804-4bd0-921f-f741963f1721
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.4268

Quixote, Don

Artist:
Jean-Paul Riopelle, Canadian, b. Montreal, 1923–2002  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
30 5/8 X 10 5/8 X 23 1/8 IN. (77/8 X 26.9 X 58.7 CM.)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1961
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.4269
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Abstract Expressionisn (Intl.)
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2673ad6db-bd0e-4345-8e0d-a33842cd96fe
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.4269

Sphinx

Artist:
Jean-Paul Riopelle, Canadian, b. Montreal, 1923–2002  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
45 × 47 × 29 7/8 in. (114.3 × 119.4 × 75.9 cm)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1962
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.4270
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Abstract Expressionisn (Intl.)
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2b628f7c9-ec62-4aa3-a456-34ee71bb4699
EDAN-URL:
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