Shoshannah (Susanna) Siporin

American, 1921 - 1998


Shoshannah (Susanna) Siporin Hoffman was born in Detroit, MI in 1921 of Russian-Jewish parentage. She was the sister of artist Mitchell Siporin. Siporin painted under the names Susanna Siporin and the singular “Shoshannah”. She studied at the Art Institute of Chicago with artists Boris Anisfeld and Seymour Rosofsky. Shoshannah exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago and in 1940, was a founding member of the American Jewish Art Club. Her work can be found in the collection of the Illinois State Museum. She died in Evanston, IL in 1989.

  • Siporin 14762
    The Beat, ca. 1950s
    Oil on Masonite, in artist’s original, hand-painted frame
    18 1/2 x 11 1/4 inches

    Signed Shoshannah, lower right; signed and titled on reverse.

    #14762
  • Siporin 7370
    Portrait of Margaret Burroughs, 1930
    Oil on canvas
    19 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches

    Signed Siporin on reverse.

    #7370

Shoshannah (Susanna) Siporin Hoffman was born in Detroit, MI in 1921 of Russian-Jewish parentage. She was the sister of artist Mitchell Siporin. Siporin painted under the names Susanna Siporin and the singular “Shoshannah”. She studied at the Art Institute of Chicago with artists Boris Anisfeld and Seymour Rosofsky. Shoshannah exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago and in 1940, was a founding member of the American Jewish Art Club. Her work can be found in the collection of the Illinois State Museum. She died in Evanston, IL in 1989.

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