Jay DeFeo

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Birthday
31, 1929
Birthplace
New Hampshire
Death Date
Nov 11, 1989 (60)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
31, 1929
Birthplace
New Hampshire
Death Date
Nov 11, 1989 (60)

About

Visual artist associated with the Beat Generation and best known for her painting "The Rose." She was based in the San Francisco Bay Area from 1950 until 1989.

Before Fame

She studied art at the University of California, Berkeley. Her high school art teacher had the greatest impact on her artistry.

Trivia

She worked for eight years on her famous painting, "The Rose," which weighed a staggering 2,300 pounds.

Family Life

She met her husband Wally Hedrick at the California College of Arts and Crafts.

Associated With

She displayed her artwork at San Francisco's Six Gallery, where Allen Ginsberg also read "Howl," his iconic poem.