Peter John Lyons is active/lives in Massachusetts / New Zealand. Peter Lyons is known for photo realist barren landscape.
Biography Peter Lyons
"His landscapes have the mystical stillness and celestial light of Vermeer," a Boston Globe (2/12/03) critic observed in a long profile of Peter Lyons, a painter of dreamlike yet realistic landscapes. Trained as a physicist, Lyons treats the subjects of his paintings -- deserted railroad yards, industrial tanks, and empty city streets with an awed and respectful eye. The places and things he represents are inspired by real places and real things captured, as he puts it, "in a moment of revelation" in which his scientific and poetic appreciations of the world coincide. Working in what he calls a "luminist manner," Lyons creates paintings that evoke memories of other artists: the luminism of Martin Johnson Heade; the
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