Elizabeth Peyton

Elizabeth Peyton (born 1965) is an American artist known for her portraits of artists, musicians, historical figures, and occasionally athletes, cityscapes, and still lifes, which she renders from photographs and from life. Peyton’s insights into historical and artistic portraiture transform her subjects into images that are both reminiscent of the everyday and beautifully transcendent. Through lush brushstrokes and a graphic sensitivity, her understanding of color and pattern imbue her work with passion and magic. Since the 1990s, Peyton’s work has been exhibited extensively and is held in leading public collections, including the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, New York. It is also to be found in the collection of the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.