Shirley Jaffe was born on February 10, 1923, in New Jersey, USAand died on September 29, 2016.
She was a abstract painter and sculptor.
She was educated at Cooper Union in New York City.
Jaffe relocated to Paris in 1949 as a young painter and has carried on her career primarily in France, although she returns regularly to the United States where she has exhibited since the early 1990s at the Holly Solomon Gallery and in other New York group shows.
During her time in Paris, she has exhibited at the Galerie Fournier and later began to show her work at the Nathalie Obadia Gallery.
Her time in New York City, she has shown her work at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery.
She began as an abstract expressionist but her style changed to the flat, uninflected surfaces and single-colour shapes that she has used ever since.
Shirley Jaffe passed away at 93 years old.