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Rosalyn Drexler

United States • Born in: 1926

American artists

A major figure in American “pop art" alongside the artist Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987), Rosalyn Drexler, born Rosalyn Bronznick, is an American artist born in 1926 in New York.

Beginning to exhibit in the 1950s, the artist appropriated popular images, cultural references and images from American newspapers that she pasted onto her canvases before painting over them. The use of these images evokes American society. The bright colors present on his works unquestionably evoke the artists of the 50s and 60s such as Andy Warhol or Roy Lichtenstein (1923 - 1997). In addition, the bright colors allow Drexler to appropriate and change the original context of each image and thus give us his own vision of American society. Each work of the artist becomes iconic and narrative.

The bright and flashy colors illustrate the “pop art" movement in vogue during the 1950s. Appearing in Great Britain in the mid-1950s, “pop art" (short for the term “popular art" or in French “popular art" ") Arrived in the United States in the late 1950s.

Illustrating the movement of "pop art", the bright colors painted in flat areas also evoke "abstract expressionism" and in particular the "Color Field painting movement" (in French "movement of painting in color fields"), a movement linked to that of "abstract expressionism".

Through her works, the artist gives us her vision of the society in which she lives, she depicts it, colors it.By the way she produces her works, Drexler evokes the concept of the mechanics of reproduction and the role of the painter within this concept. In a society where producing and reproducing becomes more and more important for human needs, Drexler shows us all aspects of society. Violence, consumption or even love and even black cinema of the 1940s are represented, for example with the works "Money Mad" (1988), "Last Call (Marlene Dietrich in Hell)" (1988), "Lovers "(1963)," The Dream "(1963)," FBI "(1964). The solid colors are punchy and emphasize the sensations we experience when we look at Drexler's works.

In parallel with his artistic activity, Drexler wrote and published his first novel in 1965.

A major artist of “pop art", Rosalyn Drexler is represented by the Garth Greenan Gallery located in New York. The artist's works are also exhibited in various museums such as the Allen Memorial Art Museum, the Rose Art Museum or the Whitney Museum of American Art.

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A major figure in American “pop art" alongside the artist Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987), Rosalyn Drexler, born Rosalyn Bronznick, is an American artist born in 1926 in New York.

Beginning to exhibit in the 1950s, the artist appropriated popular images, cultural references and images from American newspapers that she pasted onto her canvases before painting over them. The use of these images evokes American society. The bright colors present on his works unquestionably evoke the artists of the 50s and 60s such as Andy Warhol or Roy Lichtenstein (1923 - 1997). In addition, the bright colors allow Drexler to appropriate and change the original context of each image and thus give us his own vision of American society. Each work of the artist becomes iconic and narrative.

The bright and flashy colors illustrate the “pop art" movement in vogue during the 1950s. Appearing in Great Britain in the mid-1950s, “pop art" (short for the term “popular art" or in French “popular art" ") Arrived in the United States in the late 1950s.

Illustrating the movement of "pop art", the bright colors painted in flat areas also evoke "abstract expressionism" and in particular the "Color Field painting movement" (in French "movement of painting in color fields"), a movement linked to that of "abstract expressionism".

Through her works, the artist gives us her vision of the society in which she lives, she depicts it, colors it.By the way she produces her works, Drexler evokes the concept of the mechanics of reproduction and the role of the painter within this concept. In a society where producing and reproducing becomes more and more important for human needs, Drexler shows us all aspects of society. Violence, consumption or even love and even black cinema of the 1940s are represented, for example with the works "Money Mad" (1988), "Last Call (Marlene Dietrich in Hell)" (1988), "Lovers "(1963)," The Dream "(1963)," FBI "(1964). The solid colors are punchy and emphasize the sensations we experience when we look at Drexler's works.

In parallel with his artistic activity, Drexler wrote and published his first novel in 1965.

A major artist of “pop art", Rosalyn Drexler is represented by the Garth Greenan Gallery located in New York. The artist's works are also exhibited in various museums such as the Allen Memorial Art Museum, the Rose Art Museum or the Whitney Museum of American Art.

When was Rosalyn Drexler born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1926