Audrey Flack , 91, pioneered the art genre of photorealism. Her work — which encompasses painting, sculpture, and photography — is displayed in several major museums. They include the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Flack has a number of academic degrees, including both a graduate and an honorary doctorate degree from Cooper Union in New York City. Additionally, she has a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Yale University and attended New York University Institute of Fine Arts where she studied art history.
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