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Barbara Stauffacher Solomon

Barbara Stauffacher Solomon is a San Francisco–based artist, graphic and landscape designer, and writer. Born in 1928, she first worked as a dancer before studying painting and sculpture at the San Francisco Art Institute. After the death of her husband in 1956, she moved to Basel, Switzerland, to study graphic design at the Basel Art Institute with Armin Hofmann, and later studied architecture at the University of California, Berkeley. Her iconic style of mixing Swiss Modernism and West Coast Pop pioneered the field of supergraphics and the aesthetic of the California Cool. Her work is included in prominent public and private collections around the world.

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