Audrey Flack (1941, NYC)
Audrey Flack is a contemporary American artist known for her pioneering Photorealist sculptures and paintings. Born on May 30, 1931 in New York, NY, she studied at the Cooper Union and later under Josef Albers at the Yale School of Art. Returning to New York, she became of a part of the milieu of Abstract Expressionist painters such as Jackson Pollock and Franz Kline. She works and lives between New York and East Hampton, NY. Today, Flack’s works are held in the collections of the Albright-Knox Gallery in Buffalo, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., among others.
I always wanted to draw realistically. For me art is a continuous discovery into reality, an exploration of visual data which has been going on for centuries, each artist contributing to the next generation’s advancement. –Audrey Flack