Elsie Driggs

Elsie Driggs, 1927 / Elsa Schmidt Neumann, photographer. Elsie Driggs papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Elsie Driggs, 1927 / Elsa Schmidt Neumann, photographer. Elsie Driggs papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Elsie Driggs (1898-1992) was the only woman artist who participated in the Precisionist movement in American art.

The movement focused on the machine age, with industrial images depicted in geometrically simplified compositions. Her abstract rendition of the Queensborough Bridge, painted in 1927, exemplifies the subject matter and style associated with this 1920s art movement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

References:

Journal Articles: 

Kimmerle, Constance. 2008. Elsie Driggs: the quick and the classical : [exhibition, James A. Michener Art Museum, January 19-April 13, 2008]. Bucks County, Penn: James A. Michener Art Museum. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/496910299 

  • Burstyn, Joan N. 1990. “Elsie Driggs”. Past and Promise, Lives of New Jersey Women. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/54794986
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