Geri Taper, American (1921 - 2004)

Geri Taper (1921-2004), one of Pittsburgh's leading artists had a solo exhibition at the Carnegie Institute in 1976. The same year she moved to NYC.

For more than 25 years, Taper's paintings have been involved with forms through color. The 8 paintings on exhibition at the library are from a series. The lyrical energy of form flows from one painting to the next with bold color and forms changing shape from one to the next. The unique installation sitting above the library books on a shelf against a large white wall, they are like bright colorful clouds floating in space. A must see.

G.Taper, a Cornell U. graduate. was a successful SoHo artist. Her art was included in many solo and group exhibitions. Her works are in many public collections, including Carnegie Museum, Chase Manhattan Bank, Citibank of New York, Allentown Museum of Art . She received many awards including an MTA Transit Award.

She’s been exhibited worldwide at the Palais des Congres in Paris, the Carnegie Museum of Art, Madden Galleries in London and the Masavi Gallery in Japan. Private collections that have bought Taper’s work form an impressive roster as well: Citibank (whose art program was founded by the one and only Jeffrey Deitch), Chase Bank, Alcoa Corporation, Alice Tully Hall, and Mt. Sinai Hospital.

BRAUNSTEIN, Geraldine "Geri Taper," of Soho, N.Y., died Oct. 8, 2004. services were held at the Ralph Schugar Chapel, Shadyside. (CO)

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