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Miriam Schapiro

(Canadian-American, 1923- )

Born in Toronto, she studied painting at colleges in New york and Iowa. She originally painted in the Abstract Expressionist stlye, until she developed her own personal style which she called femmage. Combining such commonplace elements as lace, fabric scraps, buttons, rickrack, sequins, and tea towels she transformed them into sophisticated compositions that often imply multiple layers of both space and meaning.
Popova ( 1992 )

 

 

Mother Russia  (1994)

Acrylic and mixed media on canvas. This type of collage is known as femmage.

 

 

highstep (1985)

acrylic on paper