The Art of Patricia Zippin

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Patricia Zippin

Patricia Jayne Zippin (1930-2015) 


 She was born to Ben and Dorothy Schubert on January 5, 1930 in Ontario, Oregon. She lived in Idaho during her formative years and showed early artistic promise. She also became an accomplished swimmer and was Idaho state diving champion. 
Her artistic career was enhanced with study at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California. In the 1950's she also studied at the Academie Julian in Paris and the Philadelphia Museum School of Art. 


Pat returned to the Bay Area in 1960 and worked in the Berkeley office of Clark Kerr, President of the University of California, when she met and married Calvin Zippin of the UC faculty. She became affiliated for a number of years with the Sight & Insight Art Center of Anne and Dick O'Hanlon in Mill Valley. For many years she maintained her own studio and showed her work in the Industrial Center Building in Sausalito where her emphasis was on creation of abstract acrylic works of art. She had a number of one-woman shows in the Bay Area and beyond. She traveled widely, having lived for extended periods of time in Morocco, Paris, and London and visited many other parts of the world.

Patricia Zippin was educated at College of Idaho in Caldwell Idaho, California College of Arts & Crafts in Oakland California, Boise State University in Boise Idaho, Academie Julian in Paris France, Port Lyauty in French Morocco, The Museum School in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, and Fleisher Memorial in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Her art has been kept in various private and corporate collections including Price Waterhouse San Jose California, IBM Los Angeles California, Alex Abrams Business Systems Monsey New York, Bank of America San Francisco California, General Leasing Corp San Francisco California, Daon Corp San Francisco California, Stoneson Corp San Francisco California, The Headquarters Company Larkspur California, Apex Business Systems Flushing New York, Kendrick, Ritter, & Spross San Francisco California, Crown Zellerbach Headquarters San Francisco, and Wm. Ehrlich San Francisco California.