Audrey Flack  (American, 1931) 

Audrey Flack (American, b.1931) was born in New York, NY, in 1931. She attended Cooper Union from 1948 to 1951. Flack went on to receive a BFA from Yale University in 1952, before studying art history at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. She received an honorary doctorate degree from Cooper Union in 1977, and the Saint-Gaudens Medal from the same institution in 1982.

Flack began her career engaging in the Abstract Expressionist movement, but left it and gained notoriety for her work as a Photorealist painter. She holds the distinction of being the first Photorealist painter to have a piece bought by the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Flack also participated in two important Realist exhibitions: Twenty-two Realists at the Whitney Museum of American Art (1972) and Super Realism at the Baltimore Museum of Art (1975–1976). Some of her major Photorealistic works were Wheel of Fortune (Vanitas) (1977–1978) and Marilyn: Golden Girl (1978).

Flack’s work has been exhibited in many major museums, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art. She eventually moved away from Photorealism and began to produce monumental public sculptures, including Civitas: The Four Visions (1991), a set of four statues at the gateway to the city of Rock Hill, SC, and Veritas (2007) at the 13th Judicial Couthouse in Tampa, FL. Flack currently lives and works in New York City.

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Audrey Flack, Maquette (Unique Sculpture)


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Maquette (Unique Sculpture)

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Audrey Flack, Marilyn: Golden Girl


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Marilyn: Golden Girl

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Audrey Flack, Shiva


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Audrey Flack, Invocation


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Audrey Flack, Queen


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Audrey Flack, 12 photographs: 1973-1983 portfolio [12 works]


Audrey Flack
12 photographs: 1973-1983 portfolio [12 works], 1983
photographs, dye transfer print


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Audrey Flack, STill Life (12 works)


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STill Life (12 works), 1973-1983


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Audrey Flack, World War II (Vanitas)


Audrey Flack
World War II (Vanitas), 1976-1977
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1931   Born: New York, NY
1948 - 1951   Cooper Union, New York, NY
1952   BFA, Yale University, New Haven, CT
1953   Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, New York, NY
1960 - 1968   Professor at New York University, New York, NY
1970 - 1974   Taught at the School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
1985   Artist of the Year Award, New York City Art Teachers Association
1990 - 1994   Visiting Professor, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
1994   Awarded Honorary Professor, George Washington University
2004   Honorary Doctorate, Lyme Academy of Art
2005   Visiting Professor, Studio Art School International, Florence, Italy
2007   Honorary Ziegfeld Award, Keynote Speaker, National Art Education Association, New York, NY
2009   Figure 8 - Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York, NY
Picturing America: Fotorealismus der 70er Jahre - Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany
2008   Audrey Flack: From Abstract Expressionism to Photorealism, LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM (solo)
2007   Plasters and Disasters - Audrey Flack's Recent Sculpture, Kingsborough Community College, NY (solo)
Audrey Flack: Abstract Expressionist, Rider University Art Gallery, Lawrenceville, NJ (solo)
Daphne Speaks: An Exhibition of Sculpture and Master Workshop Prints, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND (solo)
2002   Drawings, Watercolors and Sculptures - Responses to 9/11, Vered Gallery, East Hampton, NY (solo)
2001   Plein Air Watercolors and Drawings, Bernaducci-Meisel Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1999   Icons of the 20th Century, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA (solo)
1998   Audrey Flack - New Work, Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1997 - 1998   Table Tops: Morandi's Still Lifes to Mapplethorpe's Flower Studies, California Center for the Arts Museum Escondido, CA
1996   Audrey Flack: Daphne Speaks, Guild Hall Museum East Hampton, NY
1995   Audrey Flack-A 20-Year Survey, Louis K. Meisel Gallery New York, NY
1992 - 1993   Breaking the Rules: Audrey Flack, A Retrospective 1950-1990, traveling exhibition Wight Art Museum, Butler Institute, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Speed Art Museum
1991 - 1992   Six Takes on Photo-Realism, Whitney Museum of American Art New York, NY
1991   Audrey Flack: Islandia, Goddess of the Healing Waters, The Parrish Art Museum Southampton, NY
A Pantheon of Female Deities, Louis K. Meisel Gallery New York, NY
1986   Sacred Images in Secular Art, Whitney Museum of American Art New York, NY
1983   Audrey Flack The Early Years 1953-1968, Armstrong Gallery New York, NY
1981   Seven Photorealists From New York Collections, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
1974   New Photo-Realism, Wadsworth Atheneum Hartford, CT
1973   American Drawings 1963-1973, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
  Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery,University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Australian National Gallery, Canberra, Australia
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Greater Lafayette Museum of Art, Lafayette, IN
J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Miami University Art Museum, Oxford, OH
Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
National Museum of Women in the Arts,Washington, DC
New York University Collections, New York, NY
Riverside Museum, New York, NY
Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
Stuart M. Speiser Collection, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, Savannah, GA
The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
The George D. and Harriet W. Cornell Fine Arts Museum,Rollins College, Winter Park, FL
The Heckscher Museum, Huntington, NY
The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1996    Strassfield, Christina Mossaides and Korn, Henry. Daphne Speaks, Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY (catalogue)
Jones, Arthur, F. Love Conquers All, Art Museum of West Virginia (catalogue)
Ramlijac, Susanne. "Divine Flesh", Artopia Gallery, New York, NY (catalogue)
1995 - 1996    Shaw, Reesey. Narcism, California Center for the Arts Museum, Escondido, CA. Illustrated (catalogue)
In Three Dimensions, Snug Harbor Museum, Staten Island, NY
1992    Gouma-Peterson, Thalia. Breaking the Rules: Audrey Flack, A Retrospective 1950-1990, New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
1990    Breaking the Rules: Audrey Flack, a Retrospective 1950-1990, J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY
1986    Janson, H.W. History of Art, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, NY (first revised edition)
Arnason, H.H. History of Modern Art, (third edition), Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
1981    Flack, Audrey. Audrey Flack On Painting, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York
1980    Meisel, Louis K. Photorealism, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York