Exposition Art Blog: Shirley Goldfarb - Abstract Expressionism

Shirley Goldfarb - Abstract Expressionism

Shirley Goldfarb (August 4, 1925-September 28, 1980) was an American painter and writer.Goldfarb was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania. In 1949, she moved to New York City, where she received a scholarship to study at the Art Students League of New York from 1952-1953. She also studied in Woodstock, New York under the guidance of Nahum Tschachbasov, and at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. In 1954, Goldfarb moved to Paris, where she spent the remainder of her life.
She was the wife of artist Gregory Masurovsky. In 1994, a compilation of Goldfarb's journal entries were published under the title Carnets: Montparnasse 1971-1980.
Goldfarb was noted for her technique of applying spots of paint to her canvases with a palette knife, in the style of abstract expressionism, with minimalist tendencies.Wikipedia


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