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".
Please contact the artist if you have an interst in the work shown here or information on additional sculpture that is availble. Consultation can also be arranged if you have special requirements.
389 Fischler Street Ext.
Wellsboro, PA 16901