Elizabeth Peyton

Elizabeth Peyton employs gestural brushstrokes of vivid color and delicate mark-making to create intimate portraits of her friends, fellow artists and personal heroes. The artist works both from life and from source materials such as photographs, film stills and media images. Peyton’s works are explorations into how art and media impact people’s ideas of beauty, fame, idolatry and proximity—drawing comparisons to the work of other artists, such as Édouard Manet, John Singer Sargent and Andy Warhol.