Pop-art Paintings by Rosalyn Drexler
Rosalyn Drexler, apart from being a pop-artist, has an Obie Award for a playwright and an Emmy Award for a screenplay, to name the most important. She was born in Bronx, New York and attended the High School of Music and Art in New York City where she majored in voice. She also 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. Warhol featured her in his 1962 prints Album of a Mat Queen, which depicted her as “Rosa Carlo, the Mexican Spitfire,” who would become the heroine of one of her novels a decade later. In the video below explains how he started as an artist and how she brought her work in shopping bags in MoMA and the naivity she had at the time. She also said about the “beautiful isolation” she is in while she works. The are some rare footage when she was younger. Enjoy.