Elizabeth Peyton, American, 1965, Contemporary Artist

    Elizabeth Peyton

    , b. 1965

    Elizabeth Peyton's art revolutionized the return to figurative painting during the 1990s through her intimate and modestly scaled portraits of friends, celebrities, and historical figures. By exploring the mediation and distortion of pop cultural images, Peyton invites viewers to reevaluate the human form, employing bold, expressionistic brushwork and vibrant, saturated colors. She earned her BFA from the School of Visual Arts and has exhibited extensively in renowned cities such as New York, Los Angeles, London, Berlin, Paris, Brussels, Tokyo, and Rome. Peyton's exceptional works have found their place in esteemed collections including the Guggenheim Museum, the Centre Pompidou, the Tate, the Boros Collection, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. A testament to her artistic prowess, Peyton's portrait of David Bowie achieved a staggering $2.1 million at auction in 2021.