Hello…thank you for visiting my site! I am grateful for a successful career in the Arts…and hope you enjoy the images posted on this site; the following is a brief listing of my journey so far…warmest wishes …Linda
Linda Wexler is an American Artist with accomplishments in several mediums; these include museum quality Miniature Furniture Reproduction, Murals, Artworks for the Healing Arts, Licensing of Original Art, and an Author/Illustrator of a Children’s Book.
Linda studied fine arts painting and drawing at the City University of New York, and furtherat Hofstra University where she received an M.Ed., with a focus on Art History.
At the beginning of her professional career, Linda became a frequent subject in national publications for her acclaimed work in museum-quality Miniature Furniture Reproduction; her notable commission in this field began when a collector flew Linda to Paris, so she could replicate a Chateau’s room of Louis XV furniture. Linda’s miniature work has been displayed in The Carnegie-Mellon Museum in Pittsburgh, PA, the Cooper Hewitt Museum, The Rockland County Historical Society Museum, the Museum of The City of New York, and the Frick Museum, all in New York City, plus the Flagler Museum in FL Linda was not only the recipient of this recognition, but shared her expertise thru lectures and demonstrations throughout the country, and conducted workshops at The Maine Maritime Academy, and International Workshops at Seaton College in Canada. One of the highlights of this period in Linda’s Art career, was the production of the Window Christmas Rooms of Cartiers in New York, 1980. During this phase, when Linda studied historical furniture design, she was commissioned by the University of Maryland to create an authentic production of an English Tudor Feast, including research of the foods, furnishings and dress of the period; Linda personally crafted 52 of the costumes for this production, and it was written about in the February, 1978 issue of Forecast Magazine and was sponsored by the Folger Shakespeare Library of Washington, D.C., in a February, 1978 performance.
The fulfillment of lecturing and demonstrations, including teaching a course at the Smithsonian Institute in drawing and painting, led Linda to share her gifts with young, curious minds, and became an Art Teacher for nine years in the New York City Public Schools; although she truly loved her years in teaching, it became clear to her that she wanted to challenge herself with more commissioned Art projects; with this understanding, Linda left the public teaching world, and simultaneously was awarded Teacher of the Year in her district.
The next phase of Linda’s Art career began with commissioned Mural Artworks for public display; Linda quickly became well-regarded for her innate ability to immerse mural depictions of the commissioned Art in a comprehensive visual storyline in several Mural commissions from Corporate and Government entities; her gift to accurately paint the emotive character in faces, became nationally recognized when she was asked to produce a large backdrop image of Dr. Martin Luther King at Bill Clinton’s Presidential Campaign Launch in Washington, D.C.
Linda’s generosity of spirit and sensitivity has perhaps best been recognized in the Healing Arts, where she has been commissioned to paint original Art for hospitals; once again, Linda’s Art quickly became well-recognized at national healthcare conferences, where her Art has been featured and invitations were extended since 2010 for Linda to speak to conference attendees about the specific colors and stylization relevant to successful Healing Art.
While enjoying all of these commissions, in 2011 Linda began a phase of more personalized Art where she began creating original licensing images of patterns, including vegetables and fruits; Linda is a skilled home chef, so the design of food images was a natural outcome; Linda has created several dishes utilizing local fresh markets and sustainable food choices.
As a lifelong dream, Linda wanted to Author and Illustrate a Children’s Book; she accomplished this desire in 2013 with “The Sleepy Animal ABCzzz” available on Amazon; Linda’s next goal in the publishing world, is to partner with an entity for merchandising of several products she has designed relating to her book, with the intent to share profits with charitable organizations thatsupport the healthcare of children, and protective care for animals of the world.
Linda remains deeply grateful for all of the opportunities that many private individuals, corporations, and universities have provided; she is especially grateful to the UCLA Housing and Hospitality Division for their recent licensing acquisition of vegetable and fruit illustrations.
Exhibits - Museum Quality Antique Furniture Reproductions
Cartier's of Fifth Avenue, New York
Museum of the City of New York, New York
Noyes Museum Of Art, Group Show
The Frick Museum/Smithsonian Institute, New York
Cooper Hewitt Museum/Smithsonian Institute, New York
New City Museum, New City, NY
Carnegie-Mellon Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
The Pittsburgh Plan for The Arts Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
The Mount/Edith Wharton, Lenox, MA
Rockland County Historical Society Museum, New City, NY
Atlantic City Arts Center/Museum/Juried Show, Atlantic City, NJ
Washington Political Launches
Portrait of Martin Luther King, Jr., Howard University (Backdrop for President Clinton Celebration)
Murals in Public Spaces
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Mainland Division
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Division
AtlantiCare Life Center
Fox Chase/ AtlantiCare Cancer Center
Atlantic City Aquarium
The Absecon Lighthouse, Atlantic City, NJ
Gordon's Alley, Atlantic City, NJ
James Usrey Day Care Center, Atlantic City, NJ
Dave's Grocery, Atlantic City, NJ
1999 Show House at The Shore, Ventnor, NJ
2000 Show House at The Shore, Atlantic City, NJ
2004 Show House at The Shore, Ventnor, NJ
Irene's, Atlantic City, NJ
Pappa T's, Atlantic City, NJ
Sabatini's, Atlantic City, NJ
Lifeguard Stands/A.C. Beach, Atlantic City, NJ
New York Times
Los Angeles Times
Boca Raton Review
United Press International Releases
Atlantic City Press
McCall's Needlework and Craft
Atlantic City Press
Atlantic City Weekly
Professional Education Experience
Teacher of Art, City of New York 1984-1993
Instructor, Kingsborough CC, C.U.N.Y. 1985-1987
The Society for the Arts in Healthcare, Philadelphia, PA
Corcoran Gallery, Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C.
Cooper Hewitt Museum, Smithsonian Institute, New York, NY