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Audrey Flack



Artist Dates

b. 1942


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Date of Work



Photo lithograph, colored pencil

Edition #



Lower right






Art & Design Study Collection


Stored: R21


UND Art Collections Repository

Artist Bio

Audrey Flack is an internationally renowned New York artist, who emerged as a major painter in both the photo realist and feminist movements of the 1960s and 1970s. At the height of her acclaim, as a painter, she abandoned that medium to become a sculptor.

Additional Information

Student composed text panel:

Audrey Flack (American, 1942-2012)
Rainbow Daphne, 2009
Photo lithograph, colored pencil
UND Art Collections: Art & Design Study Collection
Produced at UND through Sundog Multiples with funding from the Myers Foundations.

Audrey Flack is an internationally recognized New York artist, who emerged as a major painter during the 1960s and 1970s. At the height of her acclaim, as a painter, she decided to change her focus to become a sculptor.

New York artist Audrey Flack attained art-world fame for her Photorealist painting before turning to sculpture in the 1980s. This print is based on her large-scale 1996 cast sculpture, Daphne (a version of which is now sited in the lobby of UND’s Education building). Though inspired by Greek and Roman art in both its subject and style, Flack’s Daphne was conceived as a contemporary feminist icon. The bullets on Daphne’s head refer to the issue of violence against women in today’s world. By applying the rainbow to this version of the print, Flack brings awareness to not only issues of gender violence and inequity, but issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community as well.

Sundog Multiples was a printmaking venture created by Art & Design Professor Kim Fink, in conjunction with UND Art Collections, and generously funded by the Myers Foundations.

Known to be a strong advocate for teachers, Flack was the keynote speaker at the National Art Education Association Convention in 2007. During the same year, she came to UND as a Visiting Artist and worked closely with student assistants on multiple editions of prints.




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