Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Miriam Schapiro married judaism and feminism in her art

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By Benjamin Ivry
Miriam Schapiro: Work on Paper - A 30-Year Retrospective
CANADA---Toronto-born Miriam Schapiro, who died on Saturday, June 20, at the age of 91, proved that an ardent feminist can also be a joyous artist. Born in 1923 to Russian Jewish parents, Fannie Cohen and Theodore Schapiro, she had a rich and varied imagination, as described in Thalia Gouma-Peterson’s “Miriam Schapiro” from Harry N. Abrams Publishers (1999) . Her father, an industrial designer, studied at the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design, then a leading Manhattan vocational school, while her mother, a staunch Zionist, encouraged young Miriam, who had begun drawing at age six, to become a professional artist. [link]