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Peter Sis

 (20/21st century)
Peter Sis is active/lives in New York.  Peter Sis is known for illustrator of children's books, abstraction painter.

Biography   Peter Sis

A Czechoslovakian-born illustrator and children's book writer, Peter Sis moved to New York City where he has also gained attention in 2004 for his subway art installation at the 86th Street Station of Lexington Avenue. Of this piece, he says that "It's a celebration about the creation of 86th Street. I've been here for 20 years now, and I hope we will all live together post-9/11."

Sis has used glass mosaic and precious stones from various countries to create a gigantic eye that is looking at the city. The eyeball is surrounded by architectural details of neighborhood landmarks of the Lexington Station. The circular form is also a carousel where children are playing and riding on whimsical animals. Of this he says, "They are symbols o   ...  Displaying 750 of 1085 characters.

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