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US painter Shirley Jaffe, 93, dies in Paris

US artist Shirley Jaffe, an influential painter in contemporary abstract art, died on Thursday aged 93, after spending most of her life living and working in France, the gallery that represented her announced. Born in 1923 in New Jersey, Jaffe moved to Paris in 1949 after studying fine art in New York and Washington. A close friend of fellow Americans Sam Francis and James Bishop, both painters, the adopted daughter of Paris was represented for several decades by the prestigious art gallery Jean Fournier.
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