Audrey Flack

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Audrey Flack is a pioneer of Photorealism and a nationally recognized painter and sculptor. Both Audrey Flack and Mary Cassatt were the first women artists to be listed in Janson’s History of Art. Flack’s work is in the collections of major museums around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), The Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York), Whitney Museum of American Art (New York) and the National Museum of Art (Australia). She was the first photorealist painter to have work purchased by the Museum of Modern Art (New York). Her public sculpture has been monumental and spearheading a return to representational public art. Her mission is to present women not as mere sex objects gazing up at a general on a horse, but as strong, intelligent, purposeful individuals with a powerful physiognomy and inner and outer beauty. Throughout her career, Flack’s work has been featured in numerous traveling museum exhibitions, including Twenty-two Realists (1972) at the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), Super Realism (1975-76) at the Baltimore Museum of Art, American Painting of the Seventies (1979) at the Albright-Knox Gallery, (Buffalo), Contemporary American Realism (1981-83) at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (Philadelphia), Toyama Now, 1981at the Museum of Modern Art (Tokyo), and Making Their Mark: Women Artists Move into the Mainstream (1989) which traveled to the Cincinnati Art Museum, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Denver Art Museum and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Flack has also held numerous solo exhibitions including at the Louis K. Meisel Gallery, the Gary Snyder Gallery (New York) and Hollis Taggart Galleries among others.

"The figure is nothing unless you can twist it around like a strange miracle."

Willem De Kooning

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