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Lynne Drexler: Color Notes

May 4, 2024 – January 12, 2025

Lynne Drexler (1928-1999), Flowered Convention, 1965, Oil on linen, 68 ½ x 88 inches, Gift from the estate of the artist, 2002.15.2 © 2024 Lynne Drexler by permission of The Lynne Drexler Archive

Exhibition Dates

May 4, 2024 – January 12, 2025

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JAMIE WYETH’S COLLECTION

Lynne Drexler: Color Notes

May 4, 2024 – January 12, 2025

Lynne Drexler: Color Notes celebrates the artist’s most revered period: the 1960s. For the first time, the Farnsworth will exhibit its newly conserved Drexler paintings alongside loans from other institutions and private collections. Collectively, Color Notes highlights the painter’s powerful sensibility as a colorist drawn from her deep love of the natural world, as she explored realms of abstraction.

Drexler’s artistic background, training with teachers Hans Hofmann (1880–1996) and Robert Motherwell (1915–1991), travels, passion for music, and life in New York City all played crucial roles in her significant artistic development. Her daily practice of observation, painting and drawing, her determination to make it on her own, and the inspiration she derived beginning in the 60s, from Monhegan Island in Maine are especially compelling in the life of this painter.