Magafan, Jenne (1916–1952)
Magafan, Jenne (1916–1952)
American painter and muralist. Born in Chicago, IL, Oct 10, 1916; died in Woodstock, NY, in 1952; dau. of Petros Magafan, also seen as Peter J. Magafan, and Julia (Bronick) Magafan; twin sister of artist Ethel Magafan; studied at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center; m. Edward Chavez (artist).
With sister, was hired by Frank Mechau to work as assistants on some of his mural projects; had 1st major commission, the mural Western Town, for post office in Helper, Utah; with sister, exhibited a number of easel-size paintings and jointly produced the large-scale mural, Mountains and Snow, for the boardroom of the Social Security Building in Washington, DC. Received Tiffany Foundation award (1950s).
See also Women in World History.
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