John Currin is active/lives in New York, Colorado. John Currin is known for female figure and portrait painting-caricature.
Biography John Currin
A contemporary painter who was part of a group that sought to resurrect
figurative painting, John Currin strives for work that reveals both
individual characteristics as well as some aspect of their life.
His portraits and nudes have received widespread attention, and his
specialty is cartoon-like women who veer between the appearance of
total bimbo and older women who are uncomfortable with their
sexuality. He only paints about twelve paintings a year.
was born in Boulder, Colorado, earned his B.F.A. from Carnegie Mellon
University, and in 1986 graduated from Yale University's MFA
program. With such high-brow credentials, he sees the irony in
the "bimbo" subject matter for which he has become known, an
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