Art In Focus Series with Gail Levin on, Lynne Drexler: Abstract Expressionist

On Tuesday, November 1, 2022, University Libraries and the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center were pleased to welcome Gail Levin, Distinguished Professor of Art History, American Studies, and Women’s Studies at Baruch College and the Graduate Center of CUNY, for an Art In Focus discussion on “Lynne Drexler: Abstract Expressionist.”

Levin’s lecture discussed the fascinating art career of Lynne Drexler (1928-1999) from her childhood paintings, to her art student life in NYC studying with Hans Hoffman and Robert Motherwell. Later in life she escaped the pressures of succeeding in NYC and moved to Monhegan Island, Maine where she lived out the rest of her days painting.

Drexler’s colorful and engaging art speaks for itself but doesn’t necessarily reveal the ups and downs in her personal life, which the research and lecture by Gail Levin, author of the exhibition catalogue, illuminates. You can view Gail Levin’s recorded lecture on YouTube below.

Her paintings have recently commanded attention, and are exhibited in “Lynne Drexler: The First Decade,” at Berry-Campbell Gallery in Manhattan, October 27 – December 17, 2022.

We are proud to present this lecture series made possible with support from the John H. Marburger III Fund of Stony Brook University.

Victoria Pilato

Victoria Pilato

Digital Projects Librarian at Stony Brook University Libraries
Victoria is liaison to the Art, Philosophy, & Religious Studies departments. Feel free to contact her at victoria.pilato@stonybrook.edu
Victoria Pilato
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