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Jackie Ferrara printed material, 1964-2012

Ferrara, Jackie, 1929-

Draftsmen (artists), Sculptor

Collection Information

Size: 2 Linear feet

Summary: The printed material of sculptor and draughtswoman Jackie Ferrara measures 2 linear feet and dates from 1964-2012. The material documents her projects and exhibitions through books, brochures, clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, journals, magazines, and two video recordings.

Biographical/Historical Note

Jackie Ferrara (1929- ) is an American sculptor and draughtswoman working in New York. She is best known for her pyramidal or ziggurat structures. With no formal training in art, Ferrara moved to New York in 1952 and began performing in Happenings and theater events. She tried her hand at fiction writing for several years before turning to sculpture and large scale public art works, continuously producing work for more than sixty years. She was active in the women's art associations and the community of feminist artists in SoHo in the 1970s.

Provenance

The collection was donated to the Archives of American Art in 2014 by Jackie Ferrara.

Language Note

Collection is in English