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Artist Profile

Marcia Hafif

b. 1929

Before starting graduate school at the University of California, Irvine in 1969, Marcia Hafif had already made her name internationally with her subtle, largely monochromatic paintings. But on starting her MFA she decided to set painting aside and experiment with photography and film. The role she assumed in her work in these media was that of a passive observer or voyeur, and she was much inspired by avant-garde filmmakers such as Jean-Luc Godard. Hafif divides her time between Laguna Beach and New York.

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Work

Works in Our Collection

Marcia Hafif
Ultramarine Blue
Oil on canvas, 1995
12 x 12 inches
Gift of Jayne and Mark Murrel
2004.001.003

Marcia Hafif
Rose Madder Deep
Oil on canvas, 1995
12 x 12 inches
Gift of Jayne and Mark Murrel
2004.001.002

Marcia Hafif
Indian Yellow
Oil on canvas, 1995
12 x 12 inches
Gift of Jayne and Mark Murrel
2004.001.001

Marcia Hafif
Colony Kitchen
Gelatin Silver print, six parts, 1970
8 x 10 inches
Edition one of three
Gift of the artist
2012.013.001-.006