Lynne Drexler: A Damn Good Artist
To create one’s own world takes courage. - Georgia O’Keeffe
When Lynne Drexler (1928-1999) moved to New York City in the mid-1950s to study art, she found her- self exposed to a whirlwind of influences, styles, and ex- pectations. For a young southerner who had grown up exploring the woods in Virginia, it must have been both thrilling and nerve-wracking to live in a city considered to be the postwar capital of the art world. Drexler ar- rived in New York when Abstract Expressionism was in its second generation and a handful of women artists, including Helen Frankenthaler and Grace Hartigan, were making names for themselves.