Lucile Driskell, American
Lucile Driskell is a native of New York and a graduate of Finch College, Mahattan, with additional courses at the La Jolla Museum of Art. The artist lived in Italy for 7 years working closely with a foundry in Pietrasanta. In recent years she studied printmaking with Michael Ponce de Leon at the Art Students League in New York, where she is a life member. Her biography is listed in Who's Who in America, Who’s Who Among America Women and Who’s Who in the World.
Sculpture is her primary medium of expression. Her first interest was direct carving in marble and granite, but gradually shifted to bronze casting. Some of her recent work has been in wood or combination of wood and metal. She became interested in woodblock printing as a natural extension of sculptural shapes and also colorful wall reliefs have been added to her repertoire.
Driskell has been a professional artist since 1968 with representation by Environment Gallery, New York from 1968 to 1984 when the gallery closed. In 1984 her work was selected by the Rodger La Pelle Gallery in Philadelphia who has continued to represent her. Since 2001 she has been represented by the Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York. She has had two solo shows in New York, Three in Philadelphia and one in Wellsboro, PA. In 2003 she was elected to membership in the National Association of Women Artists. Many juried shows have selected her work for exhibition and her art is enjoyed in numerous private and corporate collections such as Exxon, Macy's, Bell Atlantic, Wachovia Bank and SAS Institute.
She currently has a home and studio in Wellsboro, PA and an apartment/studio in Philadelphia. Driskells approach to her art ignores current affairs and social messages to emphasize purity of form, response to light and appeal to the mystical. She follows an artistic credo stated by Socrates,"I will try to speak of the beauty of shapes- and I do not mean the shapes of living figures or their imitation in painting, but I mean straight lines and curves and shapes made by them- they are not beautiful for any particular reason or purpose- but are eternally and by their nature beautiful and give pleasure".
Finch College, New York City, AA Graduate
La Jolla Museum of Art, Special classes
Study and work in Switzerland. one year
Study and work in Italy- Ferdinando Palla stone sculpture studio and Fratelli da Prato bronze foundry, both in Pietrasanta. Seven years.
Art Students League of New York, printmaking studies with Michael Ponce de Leon.
National Association of Women Artists (N.A.W.A.)
Washington Sculptors Group, Wash. D.C.
Art Students League, New York, NY
International Sculptors Center
1998 Selected for inclusion in Who's Who of American Women
2000 Selected for inclusion in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World
2001 Featured outside sculptor for Sculpture, Inc. members exhibit, Baltimore, MD
1972 Environment Gallery, New York, NY
1978 "Works from Italy", Environment Gallery, New York, NY
1987 Sculpture and Prints, The Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center, Wellsboro, PA
1989 Sculpture and Prints, Rodger LaPelle Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1994 "Esoterica", Sculpture, Reliefs and Prints, Rodger La Pelle Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1996 Sculpture, Reliefs and Prints, Rodger LaPelle Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1984 to 1988 Art Students League, New York, NY,Annual Printmakers Show,
(purchase award 1987)
1984 to 2001 Rodger LaPelle Gallery, Philadelphia, PA Annual Gallery Show
1993 to 2001 Agora Gallery, SoHo, New York, NY
2000 Washington Sculptors Group at Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ
2001 Rodger LaPelle Gallery at Philadelphia Art Museum
2002 Amsterdam Whitney International Fine Art, New York, NY
2002 to Mar. 14, 2003 Steinway Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC "Sculpture Spectacular II"
2003 Amsterdam Whitney International Fine Art, New York, NY Nov. 7-Dec. 2
2005 Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, April 1-30
1986 Printmaking: Ease/West Exchange, Chongqing and Tianjin, China
1986 National Academy of Design, New York, NY, 161st Annual
1990 Woodmere Art Museum, Philsdelphia, PA
1994 Washington Sculptors Group Exhibition, "Across Borders/Sin Fronteras",
The Art Museum of the Americas, OAS, Washington, DC
1995 "Sculpture Now" at Washington Square, Washington, DC
1995 DCCA, "Back to Beauty", Wilmington, DE
1998 Pittsburgh Print Group,"Printmakers '98", Pittsburgh, PA
2004 Washington Square, Washington, DC
Verizon Corp., Philadelphia
Dupont Corp., Wilmington
Blue Cross, Philadelphia
First Union Bank, Wilmington
Macy's, Washington, DC
Exxon Mobile Corp., New York
SAS Institute Inc. Cary, NC
Rockefeller Center Mgmt. Corp., New York
Trammel Crow Development., "Westlakes", PA
Great American Insurance, Cincinnati
Subaru Corp. of America, New Jersey
Hoffman-LaRoche, New York
Long, Vasbinder and Johnson, Columbus, OH
Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia