The Chrysler Building
Through the Eyes of Jessie Krause
Edited Robb Arent
Featuring the Art of Jessie Krause
It was a view that sparked a passion.
In 2000, Jessie moved into a new apartment on the south side of Gramercy Park (East 20th Street and Irving Place). Her small, fifth-floor studio had two important perks, especially for an artist: it included a key to Gramercy Park (the only private park in New York City) and an unobstructed view, up Lexington Avenue, of the Chrysler Building.
The Chrysler Building has everything to influence an artist and Jessie was soon inspired.
During the next six years, Jessie passionately drew and painted the Chrysler Building dozens of times. In different seasons, from Summer sun to Winter's snow. In the morning, afternoon, and evening. From her apartment (Room with a View, opposite page) and from within Gramercy Park. Impressionistically and whimsically.
The best of her works are included in this book.