Ultra Violet

Born Sep 6, 1935

Isabelle Collin Dufresne is a French-American artist, author, and former colleague and superstar of Andy Warhol. Earlier in her career, she worked for and studied with surrealist artist Salvador Dalí. She lives and works in New York City, and also has a studio in Nice, France.… Read More

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1935 Birth Born on September 6, 1935.


1951 15 Years Old Isabelle Collin Dufresne was brought up in a strictly religious family but rebelled at an early age. She was instructed at a Catholic school. In 1951 she left France to try her luck in New York. … Read More


1964 28 Years Old She eventually came into contact with Andy Warhol and his Factory. In 1964 she selected the stage name Ultra Violet at Warhol's suggestion because it was her preferred fashion—her hair color at the time was often violet or lilac. … Read More


1990 54 Years Old Afterwards, she returned to France; in 1990 she opened a studio in Nice and wrote a book detailing her own ideas about art, “L'Ultratique”.


2007 71 Years Old In 2007 she gave a retrospective lecture at the New York Institute of Technology in New York City.
2011 75 Years Old She created a series of works of art as her personal tribute to September 11, which were displayed in the exhibit "Memorial IX XI" at Queens Community College, opening on Friday, September 9, 2011. … Read More
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