Renate Druks was a prolific painter and filmmaker, a member of bohemian society that included Curtis Harrington, Anais Nin, Henry Miller, John Houseman and Kenneth Anger.
Among her most notable contributions to the avant garde world were:
her appearance in the legendary Kenneth Anger film Inauguration of the
Pleasure Dome (1954); the pioneering short film, Space Boy,
that she directed (1973); and her central role in the famous diaries of
dear friend Anais Nin. The artwork of the late Renate Druks has been
largely unavailable, but is now available for public view and purchase
on this site.
Prices available upon inquiry. Please direct inquiries to:
whimsical piece is the artists' self-portrait done in 1993. She has
depicted herself wearing one of the elaborate coats that she painted to
wear at gatherings. The coat shown in this painting was one she wore
playing the character of "the vienesse" in Curtis Harrington's Film "Usher" (2000).
Renate as a young woman
title and dimensions unknown -- oil on panel
The founders of www.renatedruksart.com have been friends with the late Renate Druks since her Malibu days. We are art lovers and collectors, located in Los Angeles, dedicated to sharing Renate's work and passion -- we are committed to bringing her technical genius and unique vision back before the public eye.