Pinsker Lifetime Retrospective
at Palm Desert Gallery
Georgia O’Keefe and Beatrice Woods come to mind as I reflect upon this month’s life retrospective of works by internationally renowned woman artist, Essie Pinsker, at the Ross Watkins Fine Art Gallery, a few doors down from Cambridge West at the Art Place in Palm Desert.
The collection of works by Pinsker, who has a lengthy list of accomplishments in the art world, brings art excellence to Palm Desert and once more puts the city on the map with major metropolitan and destinations in the U.S. and abroad.
Rebecca Phillips Abbott, director of administration for the National Museum of Women in Washington, DC, sums up the plight of women in the arts by saying: “While 50 percent of all professional artists today are women, less than three percent of the contemporary artwork displayed in American museums are works created by women”
Essie Pinsker’s works are displayed in twenty-one museums, including the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC; Las Vegas Art Museum, Las Vegas, Nevada; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California; War Memorial, Yehud, Israel; and the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland.
by norma greer