Born in 1965 in Danbury, Connecticut, Elizabeth Peyton went on to study at the School of Visual Arts. In 1993, she held a solo show of drawings in room 828 of the historic Chelsea Hotel, launching her career in the art world. By her second solo exhibition in 1995 at Gavin Brown's enterprise, she had achieved widespread acclaim, and has held major exhibitions ever since. 

Peyton is a contemporary American painter best known for her intimate, small-scale portraits of celebrities, friends, and historical figures. Characterized by transparent washes of pigment, Peyton's paintings address notions of idolization and obsession. Notable figures she has painted include Kurt Cobain, Barack Obama, and David Bowie. Peyton has chosen New York as her home and place of work.

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Print, Colin de Land, Elizabeth Peyton

Colin de Land

Elizabeth Peyton

Print - 57.15 x 47 cm Print - 22.5 x 18.5 inch


Print, Flower (After Moreau), Elizabeth Peyton

Flower (After Moreau)

Elizabeth Peyton

Print - 62.2 x 50.2 x 0.5 cm Print - 24.5 x 19.75 x 0.2 inch


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The year of birth of the artist is: 1965