Elizabeth Peyton is active/lives in New York, Connecticut. Elizabeth Peyton is known for pop portrait-romantic figure painting.
A New York City based artist, Elizabeth Peyton focuses on portraits of
famous people. She uses media photographs for her source material and
reflects her love of the famous in her painted portraits, which have
She made her name with a series of portraits of
19th century Romantic figures in a 1993 show at the Chelsea Hotel by
Gavin Brown. In 1995, she did a series of adoring portraits of suicide
rocker Kurt Cobain and has also done numerous portraits of David
Hockney. Her work is very personal, making it "OK to talk about the
emotional content of painting again, to talk about desire and love and
Her colors resemble those of a cosmetics counter, and
her subjects are generally focused on alienated youth or on everyday
Peyton was born in Danbury, Connecticut and earned a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 1987.
Susan Hanson, "Making Faces", ARTnews, February 2006