Pop-art Paintings by Rosalyn Drexler
Rosalyn Drexler, is a pop-artist. She has received several awards, most notable an Obie Award for a playwright and an Emmy Award for a screenplay. Drexler was born in Bronx, New York and attended the High School of Music and Art in New York City where she majored in voice. In addition, she went for a semester to Hunter College before she married Sherman Drexler, also a painter, having a son and a daughter.
She painted and exhibited among pop artists such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein in the 60s. Most compelling evidence was that Warhol featured her face in his 1962 prints Album of a Mat Queen. Furthermore, he depicted her as “Rosa Carlo, the Mexican Spitfire”. A decade later this persona became the heroine of one of her novels. In the video below explains how she started as an artist and how she brought her work in shopping bags in MoMA. Rosalyn Drexler describes the naivety she had at that time. There is also some rare footage when she was younger. Enjoy.