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California Modernist

EMERSON WOELFFER

1914-2003

EMERSON WOELFFER loved Jazz … In fact he was a musician in his early years… but photography and indigenous arts commanded his full time appreciation. Even those interests were supplanted by painting and printmaking through exposure at the Colorado Fine Arts Center in c.1954 with Lawrence Barrett…… and then the Tamarind Lithography Workshop in the 1960s and ‘70s with June Wayne.
 
Whatever medium EMERSON WOELFFER used, the aesthetic values were pronounced and strong.
EMERSON WOELFFER Two Figures
Two Figures
EMERSON WOELFFER Lips
Lips
EMERSON WOELFFER Figure
Figure

EMERSON WOELFFER’S imagery relates to surrealism and abstract expressionism, as is evident in his early work of the 1930s and on.  Yes, he was aware of figuration [lips, figure] though his strong ‘portraits’ and ‘homages’ are more allusive and humourous.

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