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LYNNE DREXLER: THE FIRST DECADE

$75.00

Hardcover, 140 pages.

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LYNNE DREXLER: THE FIRST DECADE

Lynne Drexler: The First Decade surveys the seminal paintings Lynne Drexler (1928-1999) created between 1959-1969. A second-generation Abstract Expressionist and student of both Hans Hofmann and Robert Motherwell, Drexler established a distinctive stylistic idiom through vibrantly contrasting hues, applied in swatch-like patches with a Pointillist dynamism.

The introductory essay gives a full account of Drexler’s life and puts her art in context in the 1950s and 1960s New York art scene. Lois Dodd, one of the founding members of Tanager Gallery, has written a brief remembrance, along with Jamie Wyeth, fellow artist and resident of Monhegan Island.

This chronological presentation aims to highlight Drexler’s significant contributions to post-war American abstraction in demonstrating the innovative and signature style she honed over this pivotal decade in her career spent primarily in New York.