Discipline: Visual Art – painting

Lynn Bassler

Discipline: Visual Art – painting
Region: Northridge, CA
MacDowell fellowships: 1977

Lynn Bassler is an American visual artist. Orlando Gallery in Sherman Oaks and Tarzana, California has represented her work.

Early in her professional career, she received a residency at MacDowell. During her two-month stay she created egg tempera paintings on wood panels that reflected her enchantment with the woods of southern New Hampshire.

Since 1987 Lynn has specialized in one-of-a-kind unique prints using the monotype process. The monotype fits Lynn’s artistic personality because it allows spontaneity and offers the risk of intuitive immediacy. Her work is often infused with a calligraphic energy that relates to the elements of repetition and rhythm.

Lynn co-authored (with Fran Raboff) and illustrated Virtuous Dessert (The Crossing Press, 1990) and Naturally Sweet (The Crossing Press, 1993).

She is a member of Group Nine – nine women artists who have been making and exhibiting their collaborative art since 1995.



Lynn Bassler worked in the Cheney studio.

Cheney Studio was given to MacDowell by Mrs. Benjamin P. Cheney and Mrs. Karl Kauffman. Like Barnard Studio, Cheney is a low, broadly massed bungalow. Sited on a steep westward slope, its porches are supported on wooden posts and fieldstone with lattices. Although it still retains its appealing character, the original design of the shingled building…

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