Elizabeth Peyton


Elizabeth Joy Peyton (born 1965) is an American contemporary artist working primarily in painting, drawing, and printmaking. Best known for figures from her own life and those beyond it, including close friends, historical personae, and icons of contemporary culture, Peyton's portraits have regularly featured artists, writers, musicians, and actors.

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Peyton creates intimate portraits of friends, pop culture figures, and historical personalities. Her works are marked by a transparent brush stroke and by the mood of her subjects, which is often melancholy.

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United States


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Elizabeth Peyton

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