One of few female artists to achieve success in the 1920s, Elsie Driggs was included in the first Whitney Biennial in 1932. Her painting Pittsburgh was inspired by a childhood memory of a view from a train window, riding past the city’s steel mills at night. This work is on view in the exhibition The Whitney's Collection: Selections from 1900 to 1965. #WhitneyCollection
Elsie Driggs (1898–1992), Pittsburgh, 1927. Oil on canvas, 34 1/4 × 40 1/4 in. (87 × 102.2 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney 31.177. ©️ Estate of Elsie Driggs
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Makes me think of Inka Essenhigh, today.
this totally rules
Amazing…it’s almost as if she and O’keefe informed each other?
Came to see this in February- what a way to celebrate my first trip to NY 🤩
As a Pittsburgh native, this is absolutely fabulous!
Lovely Pittsburgh-inspired painting!
I love this work -
Does anyone else notice the hand? ✋ Magical painting
Do I have to die to have a biennial?
Love this piece ! It stands out in the gallery at the Whitney. And a FEMALE artist 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Wow!! 🙏🏻 ➰🖤➰
Saw and loved that piece in December...so glad it's being shown.!
An incredible pioneering woman! 🙌💓
No exaggeration! My parents and I drove through Pittsburgh in 1953. The smog and soot were out of control!!
So unique and striking.
One of my favorite pieces. A true artist.
Awesome ❤️ reminds me of Pink Floyd for some reason